[LINK] Filter to cause World Wide Wait

Scott Howard scott at doc.net.au
Thu Oct 30 16:42:36 EST 2008


On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 10:23 PM, Richard Chirgwin <rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
> wrote:

> <evil grin>
> Wasn't I just being told something about encryption and the Internet and
> security of votes and ... (just joking)
> </evil grin>


(Yes, I know you're just joking, but...)

The thing that people often forget is that decrypting SSL sessions is
trivial - after all, your browser does it!

SSL (as it's used in 99.99% of websites) doesn't have any safeguards against
your traffic being decrypted, it just has functionality that if someone does
decrypt your traffic the client will know about it (presuming you haven't
installed the interceptors certificate), although the server will not.

One would hope that for something like sending voting information over the
internet they would pick a more relevant form of encryption...

  Scott.


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