Facebook insecure by design

Jason Leschnik leschnik at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 16:08:41 UTC 2011

On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 4:27 AM, William Allen Simpson <
william.allen.simpson at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 10/2/11 12:36 PM, Jimmy Hess wrote:
>> On Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 10:38 AM, Michael Thomas<mike at mtcc.com>  wrote:
>>> I'm not sure why lack of TLS is considered to be problem with Facebook.
>>> The man in the middle is the other side of the connection, tls or
>>> otherwise.
>> That's where the X509 certificate comes in.   A man in the middle
>> would not have the proper private key to impersonate the Facebook
>> server that the certificate was issued to.
>>  My understanding of his statement is that Facebook itself is the MITM,
> collecting all our personal information.  Too true.
I assume that any MITM is actually going to try and prevent our data from
making it to the end point i.e the real attacker.

Jason Leschnik.

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