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Old 03-25-2011, 09:00 PM
Richard Chao
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Default Microsoft Preparing WP7 Update To Block Fake SSL Certificates

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2011/03/25/windows-phone-7-update-coming-to-block-fake-ssl-certificates/' target='_blank'>http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/201...l-certificates/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Microsoft is scrambling to protect its products from the potential vulnerabilities, and plans to release a Windows Phone 7 update to block the fake SSL certificates."</em></p><p><img height="170" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com//wpt/auto/1301078556.usr117680.gif" style="border: 0;" width="200" /></p><p>Earlier this week it was discovered that a Nation-Sponsored attack on Comodo affiliate "RA" had resulted in nine fake SSL certificates being issued. &nbsp;According to Microsoft, these fake SSL certificates could be used to "spoof content, perform phishing attacks, or perform man-in-the-middle attacks against all Web browser users including users of Internet Explorer." &nbsp;Microsoft has already updated its Windows operating system to protect users against the fake SSL certificates and are currently working on an update for its Windows Phone 7 OS. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>The fake SSL certificates affected the following websites:&nbsp;login.live.com, mail.google.com, www.google.com, login.yahoo.com, login.skype.com and addons.mozilla.org. &nbsp;If you visit these sites on your phone you may want to use caution. &nbsp;</p>
 
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