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[CNet] Hackers exploit chink in Web's armor

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A long-known but little-discussed vulnerability in the modern Internet's design was highlighted yesterday by a report that hackers traced to Iran spoofed the encryption procedures used to secure connections to Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and other major Web sites.

This design, pioneered by Netscape in the early and mid-1990s, allows the creation of encrypted channels to Web sites, an important security feature typically identified by a closed lock icon in a browser. The system relies on third parties to issue so-called certificates that prove that a Web site is legitimate when making an "https://" connection.
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Hackers, meh!
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Is this the same one Marlinspike and others talked about forever? It sounds like an intentional thing to leave in to me.
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Not good. MIM attacks with stealth!
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Let's start over. This time, WITHOUT RACISM.
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4 posts in 3 days... how many was deleted?!
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4 posts in 3 days... how many was deleted?!
10 or 15. 3 or 4 of them were about this thread getting deleted.
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Let's start over. This time, WITHOUT RACISM.
Oh NOES!! Not racism!!!!
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Oh NOES!! Not racism!!!!
Yay! Bennylava has bumped multiple week old threads but for this one he totally provided relevant and useful input.
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Chink? Shouldn't that say kink? Fail writer.

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Kink: a difficulty or flaw in a plan or operation; "there are still a few kinks to iron out"
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Chink? Shouldn't that say kink? Fail writer.
NO, he is correct:
http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...%20the%20Armor

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Chink in the Armor

1) An narrow opening and vunerable area in one's armor that the opponent will usually aim for. This term relies on "chink" in the sense of "a crack or gap," a meaning dating from about 1400 and used figuratively since the mid-1600s.

2) A figurative term for a one's weakness, largest flaw or their prevention of success.
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