Impersonating secure web servers

BREACH OF TRUST

Article from Issue 114/2010
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Find out why you can’t trust your web browser or certificate authorities.

If you’re reading this magazine, a large portion of your life is likely handled through a web browser. Online banking, shopping, bill payment, social networks, news – you name it and chances are you can do it with a web browser. To do these things safely (especially the things like banking), you need to trust your web browser. However, your web browser can’t magically verify that yourbank.com is actually your bank, which is why SSL was invented.

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