Saturday, November 15, 2014

Google unleashes 'nogotofail' security testing tool

Google rolls out a security testing tool dubbed 'nogotofail' designed to help developers and cyber security researchers to make sure that the HTTPS connections are not vulnerable to security flaws or common configuration errors that allow intruders to exploit it. 'nogotofail' tool is used to counter 'goto fail' security flaw that affected Apple machines and other systems. The tool ensures that internet-connected devices and applications are not susceptible to transport layer security (TLS) and secure sockets layer (SSL) flaws. The deployment of this tool can be made on router, a Linux machine, or a VPN server and works for Android, Chrome OS, iOS, Linux, OS X, and Windows. The aim of this tool is to provide users a risk free HTTPS connection to ensure that their information is transmitted securely over the internet. <more>

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