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Marc Stevens and colleagues reveal weak spot in internet security

Marc Stevens, PhD student of Ronald Cramer, and colleagues have found a weak spot in internet security. As a consequence of this weak spot in the infrastructure of digital certificates forged certificates can be issued that can be fully trusted by the usual web browsers. The results have been presented during the 25C3 Security Congress in Berlin, on December 30, 2008. With their results Marc Stevens and his colleagues aim at better security standards for the internet.

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