Is HTTPS really secure?

I’ve been saying for some time that browsing and doing transaction over HTTPS or TLS (when the padlock comes up in the address bar) is completely secure with the exception of your internet service provider may know what site you went to. If you don’t believe me, here’s Leo Laporte to confirm it.

Big security hole in OpenSSL

Heartbleed is a bug in OpenSSL which allows an attacker to read the memory of a server. Since many websites including some of the biggest site use “OpenSSL” everyone’ s secure passwords may be at risk. On April 7, 2014, it was announced that OpenSSL 1.0.2-beta, as well as all versions of OpenSSL in the 1.0.1 series…


TLS (Transport Layer Security) or SSL (Secure Socket Layer) is the only way to get complete security. You knowwww, when you go to your bank and you see the green lock that says HTTPS  in your address bar. TLS/SSL is end to end encryption. This is sometimes refured to as a tunnel. It is secure…

Security and Privacy Tools

So far we have just dealt with privacy issues but what about Internet Security? SSL and TSL SSL or TSL are Internet Security protocols. They encrypt (make your communication secret) everything on the Internet point to point meaning from your computer to the web server, this includes your passwords. Whenever you login to a SSL…

Secure Surfing

Who uses public available WiFi hotspots? What is HTTPS and TSL ? One way to crack sites using HTTPS is guessing passwords, so use strong passwords. What is broken on secure sites? Unencrypted session cookies. A hacker using a packet sniffing program can capture those unencrypted session cookies.