Tag Archives: Security

Converting SSL Certificates

Here is a quick reference to convert SSL certificate in different formats Converting PEM encoded certificate to DER #openssl x509 -outform der -in certificate.pem -out certificate.der Converting DER encoded certificate to PEM #openssl x509 -inform der -in certificate.cer -out certificate.pem Converting PEM encoded certificates to PKCS7 (P7B) #openssl crl2pkcs7 -nocrl… Read more »

Hacker hits Kaspersky website

Scammers who try to trick victims into downloading fake antivirus software can strike almost anywhere. On Sunday they hit the website of Kaspersky Lab, a well-known antivirus vendor. Someone took advantage of a bug in a Web program used by the Kasperskyusa.com website and reprogrammed it to try and trick… Read more »

PCI Council calls point-to-point encryption immature

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) issued its first guidance document outlining the point-to-point encryption market, warning merchants of the possibility of vendor lock-in and calling current implementations too immature to properly evaluate. In the PCI encryption document, Initial Roadmap: Point-to-Point Encryption Technology and PCI DSS Compliance, the council… Read more »

Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit

Microsoft has published The enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) which is designed to help prevent hackers from gaining access to computer systems. Software vulnerabilities and exploits have become an everyday part of life. Virtually every product has to deal with them and consequently, users are faced with a stream of… Read more »