Short post today. I am currently in the middle of teaching SANS 504 in Orlando and I am quite stoked to learn that @CoryKennedy will be joining the class today. If you have not already, you should check out his blog here
However, I did want to mention the Comodo attack briefly. It turns out the attacker is modeling his hacking career after Charlie Sheen. Please see below:
Now, I know I am breaking a key rule of the Internet because I am feeding an obvious troll. But, dang... If that aint funny.
However, this is another attack that highlights just how bad things can get if an attacker gets a single SSL provider. In this attack it looks as though he compromised GlobalTrust.it and InstantSSL.it who were partners of Comodo. From there he was able to forge certificates for Skype, Yahoo, Google and Mozilla.
You should go back and read that last line again... I'll wait.
What does this mean to the industry as a whole? Well, it is once again showing there can be weaknesses in every security layer we implement. Once again, we need to look at our security architecture and look for any components where failure can lead to total failure of the architecture.
As for trolls, don’t feed them...Unless it’s fun.