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Re: [tor-talk] Using passwords with TOR

On 5/22/11, tor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <tor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 22/05/2011 09:00, grarpamp wrote:
>>> And a follow-up question if I may - how do you verify that the ssl
>>> connection is to the site you want & not something else?   eg:
>>> http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/03/packet-forensics/
>>> What's the defense against that type of attack?
>> Well if CA's are giving intermediate CA's to adversaries, and those
>> adversaries are issuing certs MITM on the fly in hardware... then
>> yeah, you've got major problems.
> I use a Firefox addon called Certificate Patrol. It keeps a record of
> certificates that https websites serve. It then alerts you if they
> change. It displays information about the old certificate next to the
> new certificate so you can tell if the issuer has changed, and if the
> old cert was due to expire anyway.
> Should come in handy if you come across a Tor Exit node that is somehow
> generating "valid" certificates for a domain and MITM'ing you.

yes - that looks helpful.  Which version of Firefox are you using?  I
tried it with FF 4.0.1 and no matter what the settings, javascript
enabled/disabled, noscript addon enabled/disabled I couldn't get a
popup for a newly accepted cert :(


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