As has been reported extensively already, OpenSSL just fixed a serious vulnerability, dubbed Heartbleed. OpenSSL is used in a variety of products used on the internet, including Opera products and servers. We want to share with you how this vulnerability has affected Opera. (tl;dr: Some internal servers, but no products or Opera user accounts.) The...

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We have just released a silent update of Opera 20, you would most likely not even have noticed. From a security perspective, we have made two interesting changes in this update. The first one regards what we call the badge, the icon to the left of the address field. In Opera 19, there were two...

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Opera 19 is now been put through its paces on the Developer and Next channels, and is now out on the Stable channel. Opera 19 for Android has also recently been released. New features As with every release, each new feature goes through extensive testing, and that includes a security review. Changes to existing features...

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Each year, a number of researchers offer their assistance to help us tighten the security of our wide array of websites. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the researchers and testers of 2014 for their assistance in discovering and reporting security issues: Ishan Anand (Zero-Access) Michele Spagnuolo Christian Galeone Muhammad Waqar (@Muhammadwaqar_9)...

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At Opera, we strive to be open, and we want to continue this tradition, by sharing with you what happens here. High profile companies like Opera are under continuous attack by hackers trying to break into their systems, and we want to tell you about an incident some weeks ago. This incident involves the same...

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Last week we became aware of the existence of several unauthorized security certificates, issued in violation of rules for creation of such certificates. The certificates chained back to a French certificate authority, ANSSI, and had been signed by one of their intermediate certificates. As certificate authorities like ANSSI have the ability to sign trusted certificates...

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Opera 18 is now out on the stable channel, so we wanted to take a moment to go through some of the new features from a security perspective. Media Access One of the new features is media access. That is; camera and microphone support for Web applications. We fully recognise how important it is for...

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