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Mozilla takes hard stance on protecting Web site certificates

After telecom giant TeliaSonera allegedly allowed authoritarian governments to snoop on their citizens, Mozilla contemplates whether or not to issue it a new root certificate.

By Apr. 18, 2013


Yelp rolls out gift certificates for local businesses

Some people find it tacky to give coupons as a gift. To fix this, Yelp is launching a new feature that lets small-business owners offer gift cards straight from their profile pages.

By Sep. 12, 2012


Flame virus spread through rogue Microsoft security certificates

The Flame virus that has infected parts of the Middle East took advantage of rogue Microsoft security certificates to deploy its malicious payload.

By Jun. 4, 2012


Microsoft issue fixes, blacklists more DigiNotar certificates

Microsoft fixes 15 holes in Windows, Office, and other software, and blacklists six more root certificates. Also, Adobe issues critical security updates for Reader and Acrobat.

By Sep. 13, 2011


Mozilla gets tough after digital certificates hack

Iranian hacker who claims responsibility for breaches at certificate authorities threatens broader attacks. Firefox maker gives digital-certificate sellers a week to boost security.

By Sep. 8, 2011


Second firm stops issuing digital certificates

GlobalSign, which provides digital certificates used to authenticate Web sites, says it is investigating Iranian hacker's claim that he compromised the company.

By Sep. 7, 2011


Dutch firm linked to many more fraudulent Net certificates

Domains for which fraudulent security certificates were issued includes CIA, MI6, Facebook, Microsoft, Skype, and Twitter. Spying on Iranian dissidents may have been the hackers' goal.

By Sep. 5, 2011


Office 2004 (#11): Positive reports; Word Find and spell-check issues; Entourage images and certificates; more

Office 2004 (#11): Positive reports; Word Find and spell-check issues; Entourage images and certificates; more

By May. 27, 2004


IBM offers 'green' certificates to data center power misers

Energy efficiency certificates let companies measure and claim reductions from power-hungry data centers.

By Nov. 1, 2007


Akamai Heartbleed patch not a fix after all

The Web infrastructure company's patch was supposed to have handled the problem. Turns out it protects only three of six critical encryption values.

By Apr. 14, 2014