Google One of Many Victims in SSL Certificate Hack

A Dutch company that issues digital certificates used to authenticate websites said that several dozen other websites in addition to Google have been affected by a security breach.

The company, DigiNotar, issues SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and EVSSL (Extended Validation) certificates, which are validated by Web browsers to ensure people are not visiting a fake website that is trying to appear legitimate.

DigiNotar is what’s called a Certificate Authority (CA), an entity that sells digital certificates to legitimate website owners. But DigiNotar issued a digital certificate for the google.com domain, a mistake that could allow a skilled attacker to intercept someone’s e-mail.
http://onlywire.com/r/50645341

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About John Bertoli

I enjoy to read and write. I am an aspiring author and am interested in marketing, SEO strategies, finance, trading, and entrepreneurship. I started working at Bat Blue Corporation part-time during my senior year at Stevens Institute of Technology and continued after graduation, realizing how experienced and dedicated the Bat Blue technologists were. I serve as the Marketing Associate, in charge of writing press releases and case studies, as well as developing content for our website http://www.batblue.com. I organize exhibition events throughout the year, providing market exposure for the company and produce a daily network security newsletter sent to over 5,000 subscribers, known as The Daily Security Briefing. By utilizing Bat Blue's past achievements and current accomplishments, I strive to leverage these successes to create brand recognition and develop future opportunities for the company.
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