Version 2015 R2: FREAK fix and TLS 1.2 support

This release is mostly a security upgrade that adds TLS 1.2 support and fixes vulnerability to FREAK exploit. FREAK fix FREAK ("Factoring RSA Export Keys") is yet another security exploit targeting a cryptographic weakness in the TLS/SSL protocol. It misuses the purposely weak "exportable" ciphers that were added…

DNS, Multicast DNS, Apple devices and .local domains

Nearly ten years ago, we decided to use a first-level domain of .local for servers on our internal network that were not supposed to be accessed from the Internet. Back then, this was actually quite popular, and even Microsoft suggested the use of .local as a pseudo-TLD for small private…

Version 2015 R1: Support for Xamarin Unified API

This release adds support for Xamarin Unified API that makes it simple to share code between iOS and Mac. More importantly, it also makes it possible to target both 32-bit and 64-bit Apple platforms with the same binary. Apple now requires that all new iOS submissions to the App Store…

Version 2014 R3: Terminal Emulation enhancements and workarounds for a number of server issues

This release brings useful enhancements in Terminal Emulation component. Additionally, a number of workarounds for various server issues has been added to FTP/SSL, SFTP and Mail. UI-less terminal for Xamarin.Android, Xamarin.iOS and .NET Compact Framework Terminal goes mobile. It's now possible to use UI-less terminal classes on…

POODLE Attack - what it is and how to prevent it

Last month, Google Security Team disclosed POODLE Attack - a vulnerability in SSL 3.0 protocol that makes it possible for attackers to reveal encrypted data with relative ease. Fortunately, newer versions of the SSL 3.0 protocol (TLS 1.0 and higher) do not suffer from this, so if…