Blog Posts Tagged with "Comodo"

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The Growing Importance of Protecting Certificate Authorities

April 08, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

We've seen a few of the largest CAs get compromised and fake certificates end up in the hands of nation-states which wanted to spy on their population. It goes without saying that there are likely more attacks that we've simply either not picked up or were unreported...

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Top Ten Information Security Events from 2011

January 03, 2012 Added by:Headlines

As 2011 was such an eventful year where security is concerned, no doubt many readers will point to numerous instances where they feel an episode was overlooked that should have been included in the top ten - but hey, you have to draw the line somewhere...

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Ever-Clearer Vulnerabilities in Certificate Authority System

January 03, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

At EFF we are big fans of HTTPS, the secure version of HTTP that allows for private conversations between websites and users who are browsing them. Though we've known that this system has been flawed for a while now, last year there were two attacks that acutely demonstrated just how brittle it is...

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Comodohacker Claims Windows Update Compromise

September 13, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“I’m able to issue Windows updates... I already reversed ENTIRE Windows update protocol, how it reads XMLs via SSL, which includes URL, KB no, SHA-1 hash of file for each update, how it verifies that downloaded file is signed using WinVerifyTrust API..."

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Hacked Certificate Authorities - Nothing Left to Trust

September 12, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

When the very authority that helps your computer systems identify who to trust is compromised... who or what is there left to trust? I don't mean to sound alarmist, but if even half the claims this black hat hacker are making are true, we have a severe Defcon 1-style problem on our hands...

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Comodo: Iran Responsible for Rogue Digital Certificates

September 08, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The attack on Diginotar doesn't rival Stuxnet in terms of sophistication or coordination. However, the consequences of the attack on Diginotar will far outweigh those of Stuxnet. The attack on Diginotar will put cyberwar on or near the top of the political agenda of Western governments..."

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Digital Certificates Only Provide the Illusion of Security

April 11, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“Right now, it's just an illusion of security. Depending on what you think your threat is, you can trust it on varying levels, but fundamentally, it has some pretty serious problems..."

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Iranian Hacker Claims Comodo Digital Certificate Heist

March 28, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The supposed lone-hacker now claiming responsibility, who dubbed him or herself "Comodohacker", said in their statement that the attack on Comodo was in retaliation for the release of the Stuxnet virus that damaged equipment at Iran's Natanz uranium enrichment facility...

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Comodo Fingers Iranian Hackers in Digital Certificate Heist

March 24, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We believe these are politically motivated, state-driven/funded attacks. One of the origins of the attack that we experienced is from Iran. What is being obtained would enable the perpetrator to intercept Web-based email/communication," said Melih Abdulhayoglu, the CEO and founder of Comodo...

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