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India's National Informatics Centre Forged Google SSL Certificates

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-07-10 07:45
NotInHere (3654617) writes As Google writes on its Online Security Blog, the National Informatics Centre of India (NIC) used its intermediate CA certificate, issued by Indian CCA, to issue several unauthorized certificates for Google domains, allowing it to do Man in the middle attacks. Possible impact however is limited, as, according to Google, the root certificates for the CA were only installed on Windows, which Firefox doesn't use — and for the Chrom{e,ium} browser, the CA for important Google domains is pinned to the Google CA. According to its website, the NIC CA has suspended certificate issuance, and according to Google, its root certificates were revoked by Indian CCA.

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India's National Informatics Centre Forged Google SSL Certificates

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-07-10 07:45
NotInHere (3654617) writes As Google writes on its Online Security Blog, the National Informatics Centre of India (NIC) used its intermediate CA certificate, issued by Indian CCA, to issue several unauthorized certificates for Google domains, allowing it to do Man in the middle attacks. Possible impact however is limited, as, according to Google, the root certificates for the CA were only installed on Windows, which Firefox doesn't use — and for the Chrom{e,ium} browser, the CA for important Google domains is pinned to the Google CA. According to its website, the NIC CA has suspended certificate issuance, and according to Google, its root certificates were revoked by Indian CCA.

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India's National Informatics Centre Forged Google SSL Certificates

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-07-10 07:45
NotInHere (3654617) writes As Google writes on its Online Security Blog, the National Informatics Centre of India (NIC) used its intermediate CA certificate, issued by Indian CCA, to issue several unauthorized certificates for Google domains, allowing it to do Man in the middle attacks. Possible impact however is limited, as, according to Google, the root certificates for the CA were only installed on Windows, which Firefox doesn't use — and for the Chrom{e,ium} browser, the CA for important Google domains is pinned to the Google CA. According to its website, the NIC CA has suspended certificate issuance, and according to Google, its root certificates were revoked by Indian CCA.

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India's National Informatics Centre Forged Google SSL Certificates

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-07-10 07:45
NotInHere (3654617) writes As Google writes on its Online Security Blog, the National Informatics Centre of India (NIC) used its intermediate CA certificate, issued by Indian CCA, to issue several unauthorized certificates for Google domains, allowing it to do Man in the middle attacks. Possible impact however is limited, as, according to Google, the root certificates for the CA were only installed on Windows, which Firefox doesn't use — and for the Chrom{e,ium} browser, the CA for important Google domains is pinned to the Google CA. According to its website, the NIC CA has suspended certificate issuance, and according to Google, its root certificates were revoked by Indian CCA.

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India's National Informatics Centre Forged Google SSL Certificates

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-07-10 07:45
NotInHere (3654617) writes As Google writes on its Online Security Blog, the National Informatics Centre of India (NIC) used its intermediate CA certificate, issued by Indian CCA, to issue several unauthorized certificates for Google domains, allowing it to do Man in the middle attacks. Possible impact however is limited, as, according to Google, the root certificates for the CA were only installed on Windows, which Firefox doesn't use — and for the Chrom{e,ium} browser, the CA for important Google domains is pinned to the Google CA. According to its website, the NIC CA has suspended certificate issuance, and according to Google, its root certificates were revoked by Indian CCA.

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India's National Informatics Centre Forged Google SSL Certificates

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-07-10 07:45
NotInHere (3654617) writes As Google writes on its Online Security Blog, the National Informatics Centre of India (NIC) used its intermediate CA certificate, issued by Indian CCA, to issue several unauthorized certificates for Google domains, allowing it to do Man in the middle attacks. Possible impact however is limited, as, according to Google, the root certificates for the CA were only installed on Windows, which Firefox doesn't use — and for the Chrom{e,ium} browser, the CA for important Google domains is pinned to the Google CA. According to its website, the NIC CA has suspended certificate issuance, and according to Google, its root certificates were revoked by Indian CCA.

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Who's that new kid making hybrid SAN kit? Yes, it's MICROSOFT

The Register - Thu, 2014-07-10 07:32
StorSimple jumps inside software layer

Microsoft's StorSimple is getting more Azurified with an 8000 series and tighter Azure integration and we can now report more about the two arrays.…

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UK's emergency data slurp: IT giants panicked over 'legal uncertainty'

The Register - Thu, 2014-07-10 07:09
PM says rushed-through DRIP law will 'plug holes' in existing legislation

The UK government secured the backing of the country's main political parties today to rush an emergency Data Retention and Investigation Powers Bill (DRIP) through Parliament just seven days before MPs break for summer recess.…

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IBM To Invest $3 Billion For Semiconductor Research

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-07-10 07:04
Taco Cowboy points out that many news outlets are reporting that IBM plans to spend $3 billion on semiconductor research and development in the next five years. The first goal is to build chips whose electronic components, called transistors, have features measuring just 7 nanometers, the company announced Wednesday. For comparison, that distance is about a thousandth the width of a human hair, a tenth the width of a virus particle, or the width of 16 potassium atoms side by side. The second goal is to choose among a range of more radical departures from today's silicon chip technology -- a monumental engineering challenge necessary to sustain progress in the computing industry. Among the options are carbon nanotubes and graphene; silicon photonics; quantum computing; brainlike architectures; and silicon substitutes that could run faster even if components aren't smaller. "In the next 10 years, we believe there will be fundamentally new systems that are much more efficient at solving problems or solving problems that are unsolvable today," T.C. Chen, IBM Research's vice president of science and technology, told CNET

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No, Linux is not dead on the desktop

Linux Today - Thu, 2014-07-10 07:00

 ITworld: There are certain constants in life, and one of them is a never-ending spate of predictions that Linux is dead on the desktop.

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Likely new Indonesian leader warns against tampering with vote

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-07-10 06:55
JAKARTA (Reuters) - The man most likely elected Indonesia's new president warned on Thursday against tampering with ballots ahead of a final count of votes later this month.






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Australian minister under fire for not meeting Tamil groups on Sri Lanka trip

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-07-10 06:50
COLOMBO (Reuters) - A Tamil group criticised Australia's immigration minister on Thursday for visiting northern Sri Lanka without meeting Tamil leaders, days after Australia returned a boat of asylum seekers, including Tamils, under its hardline border security policy.






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Cosmic dust riddle BREAKTHROUGH: Study tackles stuff of the universe

The Register - Thu, 2014-07-10 06:38
His dark materials, indeed

Astronomers have long wondered where all the strange dust that hangs about in space originates. They're also interested in how all the cosmic dust clouds form despite all the solar flares, supernovas and other potentially dust-blasting events.…

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Boeing sees $5.2 trillion jet market, win versus Airbus on twin-aisles

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-07-10 06:21
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boeing Co made its most bullish 20-year forecast for jetliner demand since 2011, saying on Thursday the world will need 36,770 new planes worth $5.2 trillion by 2033.
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This Common Home Appliance Can Compromise Your Entire Security

Schneier on Security - Thu, 2014-07-10 06:21
LIFX is a smart light bulb that can be controlled with your smart phone via your home's Wi-Fi network. Turns out that anyone within range can obtain the Wi-Fi password from the light bulb. It's a problem with the communications protocol....
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Backers stump up 'Amazon' $20m to fund Avere's cloud ascension

The Register - Thu, 2014-07-10 06:21
NAS-furtling filer biz pushes for cloud storage gateway bigness

Go-faster filer front-end box startup Avere wants to be a cloud storage gateway as well and has landed $20m in fourth rounding funding to grow its sales, marketing and international ops.…

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Firefox web browser popularity wanes

Linux Today - Thu, 2014-07-10 06:00

 ZDnet: There was a time when Firefox was the number two web browser, but those days may never come back.

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Silent Circle takes on Skype, Viber, mobile telcos with crypto-VoIP

The Register - Thu, 2014-07-10 05:58
But, hey ... we cut the roaming charges, mumble mobile carriers

Silent Circle has launched a global encrypted IP voice calling service that will go up against over-the-top services Skype and Viber, among others. The idea here, however, is that it will feature a way to communicate privately.…

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Apple rats on Google to FTC: You thought WE were in-app-ropriate?

The Register - Thu, 2014-07-10 05:31
Said to have shopped rival to Feds over in-app purchases

Apple turned in Google to the Federal Trade Commission for the same in-app purchase issues for which the iPhone-maker itself had been criticised, according to a report in Politico.…

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Think Google Glass is creepy? Wait until it READS YOUR MIND

The Register - Thu, 2014-07-10 05:05
Startup penetrates the mind of Glassholes

Think you couldn't look any sillier than a Glasshole? Prepare to be proven wrong by a British startup that asks you to add a forehead-dimpling biosensor to the dorky spectacle that is Google headgear.…

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