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Symantec considers exiting the Certification business

Apparently, between being asked to behave responsibly by Google and the Certificate Transparency project, and LetsEncrypt eating into the profit margins in the Cert market in general, Symantec are reconsidering their presence in the CA market completely.

Reuters reports:

Cybersecurity firm Symantec Corp is considering selling its website certification business, in a deal that could fetch more than $1 billion and extricate it from a feud with Alphabet Inc’s  Google, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

We remember that Symantec have proven themselves to be unable to run a CA properly earlier. The Reuters article also nicely reminds us which other toxic snake oil assets are still part of Symantec (i.e. Blue Coat) and which are possibly recovering after having been sold off (i.e. Veritas).

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Tumblr of the Day: Cleanelectric & Electrify BW

Tumblr of the Day are two Podcasts in German language.

Ecomento reported on Volkswagen (article in German):

Volkswagen CMO: We can stop Tesla

[…] CMO Herbert Diess reinforces his statement that he does not think that Tesla has lead to which Volkswagen can’t catch up. “We do see Volkswagen as a company that can Tesla, because we have capabilities and skills Tesla currently hasn’t.”

Posting this lead to a discussion, which contained also the usual misconceptions of electric cars.

So here are two useful Podcasts in German in e-Mobility:

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Moving from 1Password to Enpass

In order to move customers from a “purchase a license” to a subscription model, AgileBits is experimenting with dropping support for local vaults, requiring cloud storage of passwords.

There is a lot of blowback in Blogs and the 1Password support forums. Also, the security professionals on Twitter frown on this, quite a bit (Thread).

Discussion on Facebook pointed to Enpass, and that is actually looking like a pretty good 1Password clone.

Enpass on Mac, Main Screen
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