Don't-Miss Website Stories

Digital Key, security, encryption

GlobalSign certificate revocation error leaves websites inaccessible

Many users around the world had trouble accessing some HTTPS websites due to an error at GlobalSign, one of the world's largest certificate authorities.

security code big data cyberespionage byte

Thousands of online stores compromised by credit-card theft

Almost 6,000 online shops have been compromised by hackers who added specially crafted code that intercepts and steals payment card details.

Digital Key, security, encryption

Certificate policy violations force reform at StartCom and WoSign

The top management of StartCom and WoSign will be replaced and the two certificate authorities will undergo audits after browser vendors discovered that they mis-issued a number of digital certificates, violating industry rules.

frustrated woman laptop stock

Stop HTML5 autoplay videos in Chrome, Firefox, Opera (but not Edge, Explorer, Safari)

Websites have shifted from Flash to HTML5 for video, because many browsers now allow native disabling of Flash. Here's what you now need to know to stop videos from playing as soon as the page loads.

Yahoo Corporate

The massive Yahoo hack ranks as the world's biggest -- so far

When Yahoo said on Thursday that data from at least 500 million user accounts had been hacked, it wasn't just admitting to a huge failing in data security -- it was admitting to the biggest hack the world has ever seen.

Digital Key, security, encryption

TLS 1.3 gets early adoption boost through CloudFlare

Website security and performance vendor CloudFlare has made the newest version of the TLS secure communications protocol available to all of its customers.

lightning bolt salesforce

Need to build a customer community? This new Salesforce tool can help

Engaging customers is an ongoing challenge for companies large and small, but Salesforce has been working to make it easier. On Thursday, the CRM giant took its efforts a big step further.

HTTP Internet website

Google Chrome to start marking HTTP connections as insecure

To push more websites to implement encryption and to better protect users, Google will start flagging plain HTTP connections as insecure in its popular Chrome browser.

Britt Dekker Playboy GeenStijl

Top EU court hedges on question of hyperlinking legality in Playboy case

To the old legal presumption of innocence until proven guilty, the European Union's highest court has added another: innocence until proven profitable.

security code big data cyberespionage DDoS

Google Safe Browsing gives more details to compromised website owners

Google is now providing more information to website owners whose online properties are temporarily blocked as unsafe by its Safe Browsing technology in order to help them fix the identified problems faster.

Google Analytics automated insights

Google Analytics just got a new AI tool to help find insights faster

Services like Google Analytics are great for amassing key data to help you make the most of your web efforts, but zeroing in on the parts that matter most can be a time-consuming challenge. On Friday, Google added a new feature to its analytics service that taps AI to surface insights automatically.

Digital Key, security, encryption

New ransomware threat deletes files from Linux web servers

A destructive ransomware program deletes files from web servers and asks administrators for money to return them, though it's not clear if attackers can actually deliver on this promise.


Mozilla launches free website security scanning service

Mozilla has built an online scanner that can check if websites have the best security settings in place.


Brands, take note: Customers still struggle to reach you

In any given year, more than 80 percent of consumers try to reach a brand, and for most of them, it's an exercise in frustration, according to new data from The Northridge Group.

Ubuntu China

Flaw in vBulletin add-on leads to Ubuntu Forums database breach

Ubuntu support forums users should be on the lookout for dodgy emails after the website's database of 2 million email addresses has been stolen.