Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1268 Microsoft cranks up encryption in .Net framework
Microsoft has released .Net Framework 4.6.2, tightening security in multiple areas, including the BCL (Base Class Library). The new version also makes improvements to the SQL client, Windows Communication Foundation, the CLR (Common Language Runtime), and the ASP.Net web framework.

The security focus in the BCL impacts PKI capabilities, and X.509 certificates now support the FIPS 186-3 digital signature algorithm. "This support enables X.509 certificates with keys that exceed 1024-bit," Microsoft's Stacey Haffner said. "It also enables computing signatures with the SHA-2 family of hash algorithms (SHA256, SHA384, and SHA512)."
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#1270 Can you trust that invoice? Nigerian 419 scammers ply new wire-wire trade via compromised email
#1269 Italian malware is spying on Chinese Android users: But why?
#1268 Microsoft cranks up encryption in .Net framework
#1267 Fake Prisma apps found on Google Play
#1266 This ATM hack could allow thieves to make off with thousands
#1265 BlackHat2016: badWPAD – The doubtful legacy of the WPAD protocol
#1264 HEIST: HTTP encrypted Information can be stolen through TCP-windows (PDF)
#1263 Lack of encryption leads to large scale cookie exposure
#1262 Are smart city transport systems vulnerable to hackers?
#1261 Pokemon GO DDoS attacks postponed as PoodleCorp botnet suffers security breach
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