ICYMI: OS X most vulnerable? Bank SSL use; GDPR agreed; Dutch damn backdoors; Baltic security boost

The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) looks at Apple OS X vulnerability ranking; Banks still using SSL; GDPR agreed; Dutch oppose encryption backoors; Baltics boost national IT security

ICYMI: OS X most vulnerable? Bank SSL use; GDPR agreed; Dutch damn backdoors; Baltic security boost
ICYMI: OS X most vulnerable? Bank SSL use; GDPR agreed; Dutch damn backdoors; Baltic security boost

Survey says Apple OS X most vulnerable software 

Apple's OS X has been labelled the most vulnerable software of 2015 in a study of the volume of CVEs (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures), but critics question the value of the study as the severity of vulnerability, extent of discovery and speed of patching by the vendor are not covered. more...

UK banks' online security slated

More than half of the UK's high-street banks and building societies use outdated SSL security that means their online customers can be attacked by low-skilled cyber-criminals says security firm Xiphos Research. Of 22 UK-owned retail banks 50 percent still use vulnerable Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates. more..

European Parliament informally agrees GDPR

On Tuesday the European Parliament informally agreed to replace the EU Data Protection Directive 1995 with the new comprehensive privacy legislation called General Data Protection Regulation. Once ratified, the GDPR will become law in 2018 across all 28 EU Member States. more...

Dutch government rejects encryption limitations

A position paper from the Dutch government opposes encryption backdoors and comes down firmly against downgrading the technology. The protection of confidentiality and the integrity of communications and stored data is more important than the investigation of crime and terrorism, said an official Dutch government statement. more..

Baltic states strengthen national IT security

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania plan to significantly strengthen their national IT security, amid the ever growing threat from Russia and the Islamic State according to statements by Dalya Grybauskaite, president of Lithuania. more...

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