Red Hat Security Blog: July 2013 archives

  • Transport Layer Security

    TLS or Transport Layer Security is one of the most widely used protocols on the Internet.  A replacement for SSL, when you visit a website by typing https:// in your browser, you are most likely using TLS to securely transmit your data to and from the web server. To most people TLS works like magic. This article takes a brief look at TLS internals. TLS is based on the earlier SSL (Secure Socket Layer) specification developed by Netscape for their Navigator browser. It is an IETF standard...
    Posted 2013-07-24T13:30:56+00:00 - 0
  • An Introduction to Cryptographic Authentication and Encryption

    If you are on the Internet then you more than likely have used encryption whether you knew it or not.  Logging into the Gmail™ webmail service or your bank more than likely involves setting up an encrypted path between your web browser and the web server that is hosting the site.  When done correctly all the information that is passed over the Internet is secure against eavesdroppers that may be watching the information pass across the network.  Fortunately for most of us, the process of...
    Posted 2013-07-17T13:30:46+00:00 - 0
  • Reporting security flaws for OpenJDK 6

    Oracle has announced that it no longer provides public updates to their proprietary Oracle Java SE 6, as of February 2013. These updates, which may include security patches, are now only available to users of Oracle Java SE 6 who have a commercial support agreement with Oracle. Users who have a need for support on Java SE 6 and are not willing to consider commercial support from Oracle have another choice. Red Hat recently assumed a leadership role for the OpenJDK 6 project. OpenJDK is an open...
    Posted 2013-07-03T13:00:35+00:00 - 0