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    Let's Encrypt Is Now Officially Trusted by All Major Root Programs.

    Let's Encrypt announced yesterday that they are now directly trusted by all major root certificate programs including those from Microsoft, Google, Apple, Mozilla, Oracle, and Blackberry. With this announcement, Let's Encrypt is now directly trusted by all major browsers and operating systems.

    https://letsencrypt.org/2018/08/06/trusted-by-all-major-root-programs.html


    What is Let's Encrypt?
    Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit. It is a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).

    TL;DR: If you run a website, you can get a free Let's Encrypt certificate to make your site HTTPS:// secure.
     
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    Microsoft Adds Direct Trust for Let’s Encrypt
    Author: Tara Seals, August 7, 2018 1:55 pm
    https://threatpost.com/microsoft-adds-direct-trust-for-lets-encrypt/134761/

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    This is the latest in a series of significant strides the CA has made towards a more secure web since its inception.

    When Let’s Encrypt first entered public beta in December 2015, less than 40 percent of page loads used HTTPS.

    Since then, two and a half years later, Let’s Encrypt is providing certificates for more than 115 million websites, and HTTPS percentages are above 70 percent across major browsers.

    The most popular browser, Google Chrome, boasts 85 percent of traffic loaded with HTTPS.

    It recently started labeling all HTTP sites as “not secure,” which should give some momentum to Let’s Encrypt going forward."

    "The stakes remain high, as Aas recently told Threatpost: “When someone visits a website that does not use HTTPS, the entire interaction is broadcast in the clear for anyone on the network path to see. Furthermore, the interaction can be tampered with to include anything from ads to malware.

    Subscribers of Let’s Encrypt don’t need to take action regarding the new milestone, other than ensuring that their ACME clients (such as Certbot or an alternative) are regularly receiving software updates."
     
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    Medical hack poses pacemaker risk - BBC News
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    Published on Aug 9, 2018
    Hackers from all over the world have descend on Las Vegas for two major security conferences.
    BBC North America technology reporter Dave Lee met researcher Billy Rios who claims his company has uncovered a major vulnerability in a medical device that could have serious consequences.
     
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    Election cybersecurity takes center stage at hacker convention in Las Vegas
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    Published on Aug 7, 2018
    Top intelligence officials are warning of pervasive efforts to interfere with the 2018 midterm elections. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson spoke with CBSN from the hacking convetion Black Hat in Las Vegas about the potential new threats.

    Annual Black Hat Convention in Las Vegas expected to draw the largest crowd ever this year
    KSNV News 3 Las Vegas
    Published on Aug 7, 2018
    It's the largest conference of its kind in the United States, bringing together like-minded computer types with a singular purpose: Hackers!
    The Black Hat Convention in Las Vegas aims to teach people how to stop them.
    "As more information and resources are available electronically, the more attacks will be developed," said one attendee.
    Story: http://bit.ly/2OhdNQj
     
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