Re: [Full-Disclosure] VerySign Class 1 Authority - bogus SSL certificate?
From: Nicola Del Vacchio (nicola_at_delvacchio.it)
To: Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2004 19:26:58 +0200
it seems to me the fake certificates that a tool like ettercap iussues.
compare whith this (fake) verificate.
nicola del vacchio
Il mer, 2004-06-02 alle 18:45, Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu ha scritto:
> On Wed, 02 Jun 2004 07:39:31 +0930, Chris van der Pennen <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> > I've been getting SSL certificates from various websites recently that are
> > apparently from a "VerySign Class 1 Authority" - note the 'y' in VerySign.
> > The certificate expired 6 December 2002.
> > The data in Issued To and Issued By are identical.
> > This smells very much like an SSL hijack attempt - can anyone shed some
> > light on the situation?
> Or some webserver package that builds a self-signed certificate so SSL works
> without having to pay Verisign, and does so in a "cute" manner that users are
> likely to accept the cert without thinking about it. It's probably NOT a hijack
> attempt unless you have *OTHER* evidence of that (phishy-looking redirect
> Given how little *real* security a signed cert creates, it's probably not worth
> worrying about.
Full-Disclosure - We believe in it.
- application/x-x509-ca-cert attachment: fake-verisign-ca1.cer
- application/pgp-signature attachment: Questa parte del messaggio Q?= firmata