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Certificates and "authorities"

Certificates and "authorities"

Posted Sep 8, 2011 10:01 UTC (Thu) by etienne (guest, #25256)
Parent article: Certificates and "authorities"

Considering that most people in Iran may be using Window XP, and probably not an upgrade-able one (I am not sure of these prepositions), this MITM attack is efficient and will probably stay so for the foreseable future.
Maybe it is time to tell them about Linux...


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Certificates and "authorities"

Posted Sep 8, 2011 11:02 UTC (Thu) by lkundrak (subscriber, #43452) [Link]

We could use some MITM to inject advertisements.

Certificates and "authorities"

Posted Sep 8, 2011 11:31 UTC (Thu) by ttonino (subscriber, #4073) [Link]

They know about Firefox. And also, falsified Windows Update and Firefox certificates seem to have been manufactured.

Certificates and "authorities"

Posted Sep 8, 2011 20:36 UTC (Thu) by dashesy (guest, #74652) [Link]

The very first thing I ask all my folks in Iran to do, is to delete internet explorer short-cuts (it is hard to un-install completely as being part of the OS).
I used to ask them to install firefox and keep it updated; after this incident and the clear advantage of built-in certificate pinning I changed my suggestion to use Chrome instead.
I am sure however, that the ratio of users using Linux over Xp/7 is the same as everywhere else, so maybe it is time to tell everyone about Linux :)

Certificates and "authorities"

Posted Sep 9, 2011 18:18 UTC (Fri) by rickmoen (subscriber, #6943) [Link]

So, instead of recommending the leading open source Web browser, you're recommending a proprietary one issued by the company that recently bought DoubleClick for US $3.1B?

Rick Moen
rick@linuxmafia.com

Certificates and "authorities"

Posted Sep 9, 2011 18:41 UTC (Fri) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

Chromium, then. It has pinned certificates too.


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