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China, GitHub and the man-in-the-middle (Greatfire)

China, GitHub and the man-in-the-middle (Greatfire)

Posted Jan 30, 2013 21:53 UTC (Wed) by intgr (subscriber, #39733)
In reply to: China, GitHub and the man-in-the-middle (Greatfire) by kjp
Parent article: China, GitHub and the man-in-the-middle (Greatfire)

No, such abuse wouldn't last long and China knows it.

You clearly missed this bit in TFA:

> The attack would be detectable by manually reviewing the SSL certificate. While the vast majority of users would not do this, one single report on such an attack would create a huge international scandal that might lead to major browsers removing their trust of CNNIC. So the authorities will likely avoid using this tool, unless they feel it’s absolutely necessary.


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China, GitHub and the man-in-the-middle (Greatfire)

Posted Jan 30, 2013 23:17 UTC (Wed) by Fowl (subscriber, #65667) [Link]

> ...such an attack would create a huge international scandal that might lead to major browsers removing their trust of CNNIC

We can hope. Sometimes the outrage never comes, unfortunately.


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