[cryptography] Gogo inflight Internet uses fake SSL certs to MITM their users

John Levine johnl at iecc.com
Mon Jan 5 20:47:47 EST 2015


http://venturebeat.com/2015/01/05/gogo-in-flight-internet-says-it-issues-fake-ssl-certificates-to-throttle-video-streaming/

They claim they're doing it to throttle video streaming, not to be evil.

Am I missing something, or is this stupid?  If they want to throttle
user bandwidth (not unreasonable on a plane), they can just do it.
The longer a connection is open, the less bandwidth it gets.

R's,
John


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