[cryptography] DigiNotar SSL Hack Diagram | Cyber Chatter

Jeffrey Walton noloader at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 16:55:57 EDT 2011


On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 4:54 PM, Marsh Ray <marsh at extendedsubset.com> wrote:
> On 09/20/2011 03:21 PM, Jeffrey Walton wrote:
>>
>> Google's smart phone position
>> (http://code.google.com/p/cyanogenmod/issues/detail?id=4260): "Why
>> would we remove the root certificate?  DigiNotar hasn't been revoked
>> as a CA... MITM attacks are pretty rare." (Sep 1, 2011). On Sept 2,
>> 2011 the issue was closed. On Sept 10, 2011 they took partial action
>> (apparently, the project maintainers were getting tired of folks
>> re-opening the issue).
>
> Those are the Cyanogen guys. Android modders. I heard that one of them was
> employed by Samsung, but AFAICT they are not speaking for Google.
>
> People who run Cyanogen will probably get the fix faster than I will get one
> for my non-modded Google Nexus S phone though. :-/
My apologies.



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