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Re: Security team successfully cracks SSL using 200 PS3's and MD5
From: "Robert Mathews (OSIA)" <mathews () hawaii edu>
Date: Fri, 02 Jan 2009 12:56:19 -0500

Joe Greco wrote:
 [ ....  ]

Either we take the potential for transparent MitM attacks seriously, or 
we do not.  I'm sure the NSA would prefer "not."  :-)

As for the points raised in your message, yes, there are additional
problems with clients that have not taken this seriously.  It is, however,
one thing to have locks on your door that you do not lock, and another
thing entirely not to have locks (and therefore completely lack the
ability to lock).  I hope that there is some serious thought going on in
the browser groups about this sort of issue.

 [ ... ]

... JG

F Y I, see:

SSL Blacklist 4.0 - for a Firefox extension able to detect 'bad'
certificates @


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