Microsoft blocks fake Google certificates




Microsoft has blocked 45 ssl certificates wrongly issued by an Indian certificate authority. Users of Windows 8 are automatically protected, but users of older versions need to install an update.

Windows 8 Earlier this week showed that the certificate authority, the Indian National Informatics Centre, was issued in error. ssl certificates for Google domains Microsoft is the only company that accepts certificates of conscious organization; besides Internet Explorer uses the Chrome version for Windows, the certificate database from Microsoft.

Microsoft has conscious certificates are blocked, but notes that it is unclear whether there are more false certificates are generated. Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 certificates are automatically blocked; Users of older Windows versions supported need to install a Windows Update to make. certificates invalid

It is still unclear how the false certificates are generated. It involves certificates for domains like, and In addition, fake certificates generated for various Yahoo domains, including the login page of Yahoo and Yahoo Mail. Incidentally run Chrome users less risk than Internet Explorer users: Google provides a local copy of the server certificates along with installation, making false certificates will not be accepted by Chrome.


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