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2016-05-26 21:38:56.601959+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Symantec gives Blue Coat an intermediate CA. Apparently Blue Coat builds devices which intercept and rewrite HTTP. Symantec just gave them the tools necessary to do that with HTTPS certificates for any web site.

So that hotel public WiFi router that inserts malware ads into your HTTP stream will shortly be doing that with HTTPS.

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#Comment Re: HTTPS MitM CA made: 2016-05-27 11:04:56.018907+00 by: DaveP

How to untrust that CA includes instructions for how to un-trust that certificate on Mac OS X and Windows.

#Comment Re: HTTPS MitM CA made: 2016-05-27 11:08:29.246752+00 by: DaveP

Oh, and note that the CA in question was issued last September. We're just finding out about it now, but probably it hasn't been used or people would have noticed it earlier.

#Comment Re: HTTPS MitM CA made: 2016-05-27 16:44:25.665044+00 by: Dan Lyke

Or probably hasn't been used in places where people have been looking...

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