Posts Tagged ‘man in the middle’

Microsoft puts Man-in-the-Middle Adware on the Banlist

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Not only does Man-in-the-Middle adware often present potential security issues, but it’s also downright annoying.

Microsoft announced yesterday that it made the decision to improve the browsing experience of users on its Windows platforms by changing its adware policies in regards to those techniques. Adware is without doubt a big problem on desktop computers running Windows. While there are different types of adware available, from programs that display advertisement to the user in their interface to programs that modify core system or program settings, or inject themselves into programs or connections.


Public Key Pinning in Firefox 32 to Protect Against MITM Attacks

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Both Firefox and Chrome seem to be taking very similar paths when it comes to protecting users against Man-in-the-Middle attacks …

Public Key Pinning (PKP) is an extension to the HTTP protocol that is in draft status currently over at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It allows web services to reduce the number of authorities that can authenticate the domain by instructing clients to only use a specific subset of authorities instead of accepting any root certificate that ships with the browser.