Is it time for a re-think of the traditional browser model?

Posted by Scott Petry

Mar 30, 2015

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SECURITY

At this year’s Pwn2Own competition, white hat hackers exposed security flaws in the Web’s leading browsers. With over a half a million dollars in cash and prizes at stake, Pwn2Own is the Super Bowl of hacking. In a mere two days of competition, individuals and teams from around the globe cracked Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome, as well as the Adobe Reader and Flash Player plug-ins.

Topics: Security

Protecting Yourself from PDFs

Posted by Josh Brotheim

Mar 25, 2015

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SECURITY

Recently a user contacted me with a question on how best to protect himself from PDFs of unknown origin that may have malicious payloads. He had found a PDF on a topic he was researching but as he did not know or trust the site he was concerned about exposing his own device to potential nastiness.

Topics: Security

People Hate Change… So, We Changed.

Posted by Scott Petry

Mar 16, 2015

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CORPORATE

Change equals stress. It’s an equation taught in freshman psychology classes. We know this fact on an intuitive level. It’s the reason why workers prefer to stick to familiar things like, say, their old browsers despite all the inherent risks.

We understand. We sometimes struggle with change, too, but never when it comes to our desire to help organizations use the Web without being hijacked by Internet crooks and vandals. To reach our goal, our team must be willing to change and adapt.

Topics: Corporate News

FREAK attack unearths yet another SSL vulnerability

Posted by A8 Dev Team

Mar 12, 2015

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SECURITY

TL;DR If you're using Authentic8 Silo, you are safe from the FREAK attack. Last week, the discovery of the FREAK attack against SSL/TLS was publicly announced. FREAK is one of several serious attacks against SSL/TLS -- the encryption protocol securing most Internet communications. Other major bugs and attacks in recent years include BEAST, CRIME, Heartbleed, and POODLE.

Topics: Security

Authentic8 Integrates Content Controls Into Silo Cloud Browser

Posted by Ramesh Rajagopal

Mar 12, 2015

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CORPORATE NEWS

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 12, 2015) - Authentic8, maker of Silo, the cloud-based secure browser for businesses, has integrated flexible content controls into Silo so organizations can enforce acceptable use policies to govern users' online activities.

Topics: Corporate News

Monthly News Roundup - February 2015 (TL;DR)

Posted by Drew Paik

Mar 1, 2015

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NEWS

February was a huge month in the world of network security news. In the past few weeks, we learned about one of the largest corporate data breaches in history, as well as a security flaw scandal involving planet earth’s #1 seller of PCs. In case you missed these stories, or any other top infosec news this month, here are the highlights.

Topics: News

Protect Yourself from the Anthem Data Hack

Posted by Josh Brotheim

Feb 26, 2015

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IDENTITY

This article isn’t for everyone - only eighty million of you (or 78.8 million to be more precise). That’s the whoppingly huge number of Anthem Health Insurance customers whose personally identifiable information (PII) is now in the hands of internet thieves. If you’re a current or former Anthem subscriber (or a Blue Cross Blue Shield subscriber who received services from Anthem), crooks probably have your full name, birth date, member ID data, street address, phone number, email address, and employment information.

Topics: Identity

Authentic8 Silo Enhanced to Integrate Seamlessly With Local Browser

Posted by Ramesh Rajagopal

Feb 25, 2015

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CORPORATE NEWS

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 25, 2015) - Authentic8, maker of Silo the cloud-based secure browser for businesses, introduces integration with the local browser via a single sign-on portal to improve administrators' control over web-based applications and streamline access for end users.

Topics: Corporate News

Lenovo and Superfish put your security and privacy at risk

Posted by Scott Petry

Feb 19, 2015

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NEWS

If you own a new Lenovo computer, your Web surfing sessions might not be private and your personal information is at risk. This unsettling problem comes courtesy of a partnership between Lenovo, the world’s largest seller of PCs, and their corporate partner, Superfish (which also may be linked to another SSL snooping company, Komodia).

Topics: News

Monthly News Roundup - January 2015 (TL;DR)

Posted by Drew Paik

Jan 31, 2015

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NEWS

Did you keep your New Year’s resolution to strengthen your firm’s network security? In case you needed more incentive to make that happen, here are the most alarming InfoSec news highlights from the first month of 2015:

Topics: News

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