Web commerce hack attack may 'happen again'

Posted in: Legal & Security at 19/10/2011 20:05

A key web security system is no better defended now than when hackers undermined it earlier this year.

So said Taher Elgamal, creator of the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology that is used to keep many different types of web transaction safe.

SSL came under attack in September when hackers stole credentials that let them pose as almost any web firm.

The stolen credentials were used to eavesdrop on the Gmail accounts of about 300,000 people.

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