[clug] SSL Man-in-the-Middle attack - by "Law Enforcement"?
sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Thu Mar 25 15:05:34 MDT 2010
steve jenkin wrote on 25/03/10 1:21 PM:
Thanks for everyone's input.
Is this a malware vector that BlackHats could leverage?
By its nature, a highly targeted attack...
What would it take?
- servers or Zombies to run the M-t-M relay. Need exposed IP Nr.
- some way to get groups of browsers to go via them
- compromise ISP's (hard without inside help)
- resetting browser proxies?
- spoof DNS?
This is closer to Identity Theft than wide-scale malware.
But given 5+ years, you'd expect it, wouldn't you?
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