May 072009

Security experts in the recent few months have been keen to exploit and bring to light issues and vulnerabilities in SSL which in itself is a secure protocol. So, what this means to ordinary users like you and me is that the confidence that we are accessing a secure webste when browsing HTTPS websites can no longer be same.

The Firefox 3.0 extensions “Perspective” & “SSL Blacklist” can protect you from SSL Man in the Middle Attacks and the recent demonstrated weakeness in MD5 algorithm for RSA signatures respectively.

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