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  • Belgacom was breached by Britain's GCHQ


    Earlier this week, the primarily state owned Belgacom - the largest telecom in Belgium, with customers such as the European Commission, Council and Parliament - has made public the fact that their internal computer system have been breached by an "unknown third party".

  • Chinese hackers for hire tied to Bit9 and Aurora attacks


    The existence, the modus operandi and details of successful campaigns of another Chinese hacking group have been revealed by Symantec researchers, who have managed to tie to several high-profile compromises in the last few years, most notably that of Bit9.

  • Largest Belgian telecom breached by the NSA?


    Belgacom, primarily state owned and the largest telecom in Belgium, has announced that its internal IT systems have been breached and compromised with malware by an "unknown third party".

  • NSA impersonated Google in MitM attacks


    After all the recent revelations about the NSA and their surveillance and encryption-foiling activities, would it surprise you to know that the agency or its British counterpart GCHQ also impersonated Google, Yahoo and Microsoft in Man-in-the-Middle attacks aimed at intercepting user communications? Ryan Gallagher over at The Slate was the first to report on the revelation for the English speaking public by digging into the reporting of Brazilian TV show Fantastico, whose reporters had a chance to go through a set of documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald: However, in some cases GCHQ and the NSA appear to have taken a more aggressive and controversial route—on at least one occasion bypassing the need to approach Google directly by performing a man-in-the-middle attack to impersonate Google security certificates.

  • NSA says illegal data collection was caused by too complex tech


    NSA's repeated claims about having its surveillance apparatus under control have taken another hit after the agency has been legally forced to publish a huge batch of previously classified documents.


Most popular Android apps open users to MITM attacks

Posted on 21 August 2014.  |  An analysis of the 1,000 most popular free Android apps from the Google Play store has revealed a depressing fact: most of them sport an SSL/TLS vulnerability that can be misused for executing MITM attacks, and occasionally additional ones, as well.

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