Posts Tagged ‘mitm’

MS16-072 May Break Group Policy Configurations

Friday, June 17th, 2016

If you’ve noticed that your PC is behaving oddly after installing this week’s Microsoft Security Patches, this article might help to explain why.

Microsoft released 16 security bulletins as part of the June 2016 Patch Day of which one, MS16-072, is causing serious issues on some computer configurations. The security update patches a vulnerability in Windows that could result in elevation of privilege during a man in the middle attack.


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.