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Chrome browser flags Daily Mail and other sites as 'not secure'

Chrome browser flags Daily Mail and other sites as 'not secure'

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Security warnings will pop up on the Daily Mail website today if visitors are using the latest version of Google's Chrome browser.It is one of many sites the browser will flag because they do not use HTTPS - the secure version of the web's underlying data transfer protocol.Many sites have switched to this version to protect visitors against data theft and hijacking. About 20% of the world's top 500 websites are using HTTP.The HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) defines how data is passed around the web. The "S" in HTTPS stands for "Secure" and ensures that data is encrypted before it travels.In the UK many other sites, such as Sky Sports, Argos and Boohoo have also not yet adopted HTTPS.There is no evidence that any of the sites w...
Huddle's 'highly secure' work tool exposed KPMG and BBC files

Huddle's 'highly secure' work tool exposed KPMG and BBC files

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The BBC has discovered a security flaw in the office collaboration tool Huddle that led to private documents being exposed to unauthorised parties.A BBC journalist was inadvertently signed in to a KPMG account, with full access to private financial documents.Huddle is an online tool that lets work colleagues share content and describes itself as "the global leader in secure content collaboration".The company said it had fixed the flaw.Its software is used by the Home Office, Cabinet Office, Revenue & Customs, and several branches of the NHS to share documents, diaries and messages."If somebody is putting themselves out there as a world-class service to look after information for you, it just shouldn't happen," said Prof Alan Woodward, from the University of Surrey. "Huddles contain som...