December 27, 2001

Microsoft browser slips up on SSL certificates

Author: JT Smith

_NoDDingDog writes: "With the online holiday-shopping rush already over, some consumers might be chagrined to learn now how easy it is for hackers to trick Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser into accepting bogus certificates for what should be secure access to e-commerce Web sites. Germany-based E-matters, a Web development company, announced Saturday that it had found a hole in IE's authentication of secure sockets layer (SSL) exchanges that allows Webmasters to use stolen or expired SSL certificates. More at:


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