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Iranian government involvement?
Posted Sep 8, 2011 4:37 UTC (Thu) by quotemstr (subscriber, #45331)
Posted Sep 8, 2011 5:37 UTC (Thu) by dannyobrien (subscriber, #25583)
That implies that an active MITM attack, proxied over the majority of Iranian net space. While it seems pretty clear that a single determined independent hacker could have broken through Comodo and DigiNotar's defences, rolling out this kind of pervasive infrastructural surveillance would require the complicity of multiple Iranian ISPs.
I think the best bet right now is what is now a depressingly common combination -- indie blackhats doing the penetrations, and state actors buying and deploying what they find.
 - Documented in the Fox-IT report here, which is short, damning, and well worth a read: http://www.rijksoverheid.nl/ministeries/bzk/documenten-en...
Posted Sep 8, 2011 9:03 UTC (Thu) by quotemstr (subscriber, #45331)
Posted Sep 8, 2011 20:27 UTC (Thu) by dashesy (subscriber, #74652)
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