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Mozilla Foils Man-in-the-Middle Attacks in Firefox

03
Sep
2014

Mozilla launched a new stable version for the Firefox web browser, implementing support for public-key pinning, a feature that validates the legitimacy of a server based on an internal list of trusted certificates.

Secure communication (SSL/TLS) to an online service is done by encrypting the traffic, based on a digital certificate issued by any Certificate Authority (CA), verifying the identity of the service.

Fraudulent certificates have been obtained in the past by cybercriminals either by…

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