“Outlook.com users in China suffered from mitm attack ‘




Chinese users would have had to do with a man in the middle attack referenced in the IMAP implementation of Outlook.com, formerly Hotmail. Chinese who checked the mail through the browser, would not be affected.

The site Great Fire discovered the attack which took a half day at weekends. Users who set their Outlook.com address in a mail client, faced with an error message that they could easily click away.

The man-in-the-middle attack was made ​​possible by a false certificate, which is self-signed and browsers so naturally are suspicious. Mail programs also give a message, but advise users not to abort the connection.

The attack lasted as Great Fire half days. The attack would have resembled similar attacks on Google and Yahoo, which ascribes the site to the Chinese government.


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