DigiNotar CA compromise – Security Labs

According to DigiNotar’s own investigation, they found out that they were compromised on July 19, 2011, and several rogue SSL certificates had been issued including the one to *.google.com. All the other ones were revoked, but for some reason, DigiNotar missed revoking the one issued for Google’s domain. Why is this important? With the rogue certificate issued by a trusted CA, it’s possible to do Man-in-the-Middle attacks and listen in to any traffic going to Google’s services, such as Google Mail, Google Docs, Google Plus, and Google Apps, without any visible warnings to users.

via DigiNotar CA compromise – Security Labs.






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