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Is SSL protocol really secure?

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Three days ago a group of German Hackers officially released a new DDoS tool (Denial of Service) that exploit a weakness in the SSL protocol in an attempt to encourage the industry to reinforce the security standard adopted by the protocol and make citizens safe and secure again. This is quite interesting, especially considering that it is not the first time this happens. In the past three years 3 major vulnerabilities have been found in the protocol. At this stage, I want to reconnect this claim with the recent Google “privacy statement” and the change they made, implementing the SSL protocol to serve their results (which among other things pass an altered referrer creating other troubles). I’m sure a company like Google was aware about the SSL vulnerabilities, so once again, why they attempted to make foul the community? Technorati Tags: SSL Protocol, Security

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Yahoo is on sale

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After CEO Carol Bartz has been brutally fired from the company, Yahoo! decline has definitely become more prominent than ever. Their profit share recorded a loss of 24%, which in numbers correspond to 1,22 billions (according to WSJ). Google is ready to buy, but other competitors are on his way. Microsoft, which attempted to buy the Sunnivale Company again in 2008 and Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce search engine whose 40% of shares are held by Yahoo. It is unlikely Google can buy Yahoo!, especially considering Google is already under fire by the both the American and European antitrust for a dominance position. What will be the real advantage for Google in such a deal? Google won’t be able to take over on the search engine side, as Microsoft has a deal for the next 9 year to use Yahoo! technology as well as power their search results that will be provided by Bing data centers. […]

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Blekko pumped in with funds

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To many the name Blekko doesn’t ring any bells, but to people that work in the search and digital industry it should. In case you work in the digital industry and you don’t know what Blekko is, let me tell you: it’s a search engine. It’s not a very popular engine, especially because it’s still in beta. This is probably due to the fact that it doesn’t provide relevant results outside US.

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