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Fraudulent SSL Cert for Google Revoked

Aug 30, 2011, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"This week, certificate authority DigiNotar was found to have issued a fraudulent SSL certificate for * The wildcard certificate could have enabled an attacker to spoof any HTTPS secured Google domain. Though advisories from browser vendors came out this week, DigiNotar admitted today that it has been aware of the issue for more than a month.

"On July 19th 2011, DigiNotar detected an intrusion into its Certificate Authority (CA) infrastructure, which resulted in the fraudulent issuance of public key certificate requests for a number of domains, including," DigiNotar's parent company Vasco said in a statement. "At that time, an external security audit concluded that all fraudulently issued certificates were revoked."

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