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         Alun Jones (Security MVP Reconnect) writes about security, cryptography, SSL, PKI, and pretty much anything else that bothers him enough.

Archive for April, 2014

April 22, 2014

Heartbleed–musings while it’s still (nearly) topical

Filed under: General Security,Programmer Hubris @ 10:52 pm

Hopefully, you’ll all know by now what Heartbleed is about. It’s not a virus, it’s a bug in a new feature that was added to a version of OpenSSL, wasn’t very well checked before making it part of the standard build, and which has for the last couple of years meant that any vulnerable system […]

April 15, 2014

Microsoft’s (new!) SDL Threat Modeling Tool 2014

Amid almost no fanfare whatsoever, Microsoft yesterday released a tool I’ve been begging them for over the last five or six years. [This is not unusual for me to be so persistently demanding, as I’ve found it’s often the only way to get what I want.] As you’ve guessed from the title, this tool is […]

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