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Submission + - Google Chrome Will Warn You of Software That Performs MitM Attacks (bleepingcomputer.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Google Chrome 63 will include a new security feature that will detect when third-party software is performing a Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attack that hijacks the user's Internet connection. The new feature is in the form of a new warning screen. This new error will appear whenever Chrome detects a large number of SSL connection errors in a short timespan, a sign that someone is trying — and failing — to intercept the user's web traffic.

This includes both malware and legitimate applications, such as antivirus and firewall applications. The new Chrome error won't show up for all antivirus and firewall software, but only for those that do not rewrite SSL connections in a proper way, resulting in SSL errors. The feature will arrive in Chrome 63, set for release on December 5, but until then, users can test it in Canary.

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Google Chrome Will Warn You of Software That Performs MitM Attacks

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