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Iranian government involvement?

Iranian government involvement?

Posted Sep 8, 2011 9:03 UTC (Thu) by quotemstr (subscriber, #45331)
In reply to: Iranian government involvement? by dannyobrien
Parent article: Certificates and "authorities"

Thank you for linking to the report; it's as damning as you say. I'm actually surprised that the MITM attack was so brazen: I wonder whether more careful use of the forged certificates might have opened a longer window for more targeted surveillance. (Of course, such an attack may be ongoing, and I'd rate the likelihood of such a thing far higher than I would have three months ago.) If a complete and sustained CA compromise, a coverup, and a large-scale MITM attack don't lead to changes in how we allocate trust, it'll be hard to believe that anything else will.


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