Google plans to disable fallback to SSL 3.0 in Chrome 39, and remove SSL 3.0 completely in Chrome 40

Google today announced plans to disable fallback to version 3 of the SSL protocol in Chrome 39, and remove SSL 3.0 completely in Chrome 40. The decision follows the company’s disclosure of a serious security vulnerability in SSL 3.0 on October 14, the attack it dubbed Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption (POODLE).

On the heels of the iCloud security mess, Duo Security raises $12M for its two-factor authentication service

Apple’s iCloud recent security issues occurred as the company was readying to announce the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus, and the Apple Watch — ill timing, considering customers won’t buy any product that doesn’t keep our data safe. Thanks to this episode, one of the proposed Band-Aid solutions known as two-factor authentication has been getting some new attention. Now companies such as Duo Security are reaping the benefits.