[cryptography] another cert failure
noloader at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 23:30:44 EST 2013
On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 6:40 PM, <dan at geer.org> wrote:
> you may have already seen this, but
> Cyber thieves pose as Google+ social network
> The lapse let cyber thieves trick people into thinking they were
> on Google+ Continue reading the main story Related Stories
> Cyber-warriors join treasure hunt Insecure websites set to be named
> Warning over web security attack Web browser makers have rushed to
> fix a security lapse that cyber thieves abused to impersonate Google+
> The loophole exploited ID credentials that browsers use to ensure
> a website is who it claims to be.
> By using the fake credentials, criminals created a website that
> purported to be part of the Google+ social media network.
> The fake ID credentials have been traced back to Turkish security
> firm TurkTrust which mistakenly issued them.
Thank you Dr. Geer. This is fuel for my fires :)
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