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Forged security certificate targets Google users

By Julio Franco
Aug 30, 2011
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  1. It has been confirmed that DigiNotar, a SSL certificate authority from the Netherlands issued an Internet security certificate to unknown attackers on July 10th. For over 2 months this certificate…

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  2. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 6,565   +333

    Better be safe than sorry, I just found that certificate on my Firefox install that I use for work.
     
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,452   +227

    I found it on my Firefox too. I followed the directions and got rid of it.
     
  4. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,056   +76

    Luckily I don't use Google so I am not worried about it (and there is no DigiNotar certificate on my notebook) :). I think Google is doing the right thing with checking all DigiNotar issued certificates.
     
  5. mario

    mario Ex-TS Developer Posts: 399   +17

    Found it on my Mac, to remove it for Safari or Chrome you have to open Keychain Access and search for DigiNotar
     
  6. StrayEagle

    StrayEagle TS Rookie

    Wow....i wonder how wide spread this was....i've found it on all my computers.
     
  7. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Booster Posts: 527

    Got it too and already removed it in FF.
     
  8. war59312

    war59312 TS Member Posts: 70

    Same here. Crazy it took 2 months to notice it.
     


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