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Unauthorized certificates issued for several Google domains


Softpedia - (International) Security engineers at Google reported that intermediate certificate authority at Egypt-based MCS Holdings caused certifications for several Google domains that are trusted by most operating systems (OS) and Web browsers to be issued without authentication, leaving users vulnerable to impersonation and secure communication decryption via man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks. Users of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox versions starting 33 are unaffected by the issue.


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Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:23:50