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PostPosted: Wed 07 Apr 2010, 00:06    Post_subject:  Are self-signed certificates safer?  

Wired reports that security researcher Chris Soghoian discovered an “Internet spying box” being sold to federal agencies by Packet Forensics. This device provides a “drop-in solution” for MITM attacks on TLS/SSL encrypted communications, allowing the feds to (for instance) eavesdrop on your communications with your bank on a supposedly secure connection.
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