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Question on appliances that do "decryption" of SSL
From: Ray Van Dolson <rvdolson () gmail com>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 12:00:17 -0700

Hearing a lot from vendors these days that do "decryption" of SSL
(usually in the form of HTTPS presumably).  I've been trying to think
up how this could be implemented:

- Somehow the device has the private key of the remote site being
accessed (unlikely for Internet sites)
- The device presents a certificate that is "valid" to the
browser/client and then transparently proxies on to the "real" site.

Am I missing some other method?  This would be easy enough to
circumvent by removing your "organization" as a trusted CA from your
browser... I'd think also this could introduce concerns where an
invalid certificate is being used on the "real" site, though obviously
the MITM device could relay this back tot he client with a bit of
intelligence I suppose.

Thoughts?

Thanks,
Ray

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