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Old 26th August, 2008, 06:09 PM
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Network notary system thwarts man-in-the-middle attacks

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Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Network notary system thwarts man-in-the-middle attacks

By Ryan Paul | Published: August 26, 2008 - 09:43AM CT

A new system devised by Carnegie Mellon University researchers aims to thwart man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks by providing a way to verify the authenticity of self-signed certificates. The system, which is called Perspectives, uses a distributed network of "notary" servers to evaluate the public key of a target destination so that its validity can be ascertained....[Frontpage...]
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Old 27th August, 2008, 09:52 AM
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There's at least two easier ways:
1) Don't self sign certificates, but get them signed by a recognised CA.
2) Set up your own CA, to sign your own certificates.
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