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Microsoft has issued Security Advisory 2718704, in which the company disclosed that it recently became aware of the Flamer/Skywiper threat, which uses certificates derived from the Microsoft Certificate Authority.The actual certificate in question was used to sign at least one of the attack components associated with the module in the Skywiper framework.This is how the […]

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Microsoft has released Security Advisory 2718704 in relation to Flamer. Flamer used a Microsoft supplied certificate to sign components of Flamer, which would chain up to the trusted Microsoft Root Authority. These signed components would thus appear to come from Microsoft. Microsoft Terminal Services (or Remote Desktop Protocol) allows thin-clients access to Windows applications or […]

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A very important “internet trust” discussion is underway that has been hidden behind closed doors for years and in part, still is. While the Comodo , Diginotar, and Verisign Certificate Authority breaches forced discussion and action into the open, this time, this “dissolution of trust” discussion trigger seems to have been volunteered by Trustwave’s policy […]

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