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Old 25th March 2010
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Default New Research Suggests That Governments May Fake SSL Certificates

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This paper introduces a new attack, the compelled certificate creation attack, in which government agencies compel a certificate authority to issue false SSL certificates that are
then used by intelligence agencies to covertly intercept and hijack individuals' secure Web-based communications. We reveal alarming evidence that suggests that this attack is in active use. Finally, we introduce a lightweight browser add-on that detects and thwarts such attacks.
News article
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2010/03...ments-fake-ssl

The paper
http://files.cloudprivacy.net/ssl-mitm.pdf
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