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Submission + - Iran targets Gmail and Skype with fake SSL hack (

nk497 writes: "Iran-based attackers hacked a security certificate authority, Comodo, and set up fake certificates for Hotmail, Gmail and Google, Skype, Yahoo, and Mozilla Firefox extensions. The fake SSL certificates have since been blocked by browsers and Microsoft has issued a patch.

Comodo believes the attack is state-based and politically motivated. "It does not escape notice that the domains targeted would be of greatest use to a government attempting surveillance of internet use by dissident groups," said Comodo's Phillip Hallam-Baker."

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Iran targets Gmail and Skype with fake SSL hack

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