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Google says Gmail attack focused on Iranian targets – Computerworld

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IDG News Service – Google said late Sunday that an attack mounted against its Gmail service targeted users primarily located in Iran, although the company has taken steps to block further interception attempts.

Google discovered that attackers had acquired a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate valid for any website in the google.com domain. The SSL certificate is used to vouch for the authenticity of websites and protect against security threats such as “man-in-the-middle” attacks.

via Google says Gmail attack focused on Iranian targets – Computerworld.

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Written by gatoMalo

August 31, 2011 at 11:34 pm

Posted in Iran, SSL Certificate