News and sports websites 'vulnerable to attack' - BBC News

News and sports websites ‘vulnerable to attack’ – BBC News

News and sports websites have some of the lowest levels of security adoption, a study has suggested.A team of cyber-security experts looked at the security protocols used by the top 500 sites in various industries and online sectors.They found that fewer than 10% of news and sports websites used basic security protocols such as HTTPS and TLS.Even those that do are not always using the “latest or strongest protocols”, one of the study’s authors said.”As time goes by, all encryption gets weaker because people find ways around it,” Prof Alan Woodward, a cyber-security expert at the University of Surrey, told the BBC.”We tested the University of Surrey’s website using a site called Security Headers a couple of weeks ago and it got an A,” he explained, “but it’s only a C now.”Shopping and gaming

Källa: News and sports websites ‘vulnerable to attack’ – BBC News

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