Items tagged with man-in-the-middle

If you’re a Waze user, listen up! A new exploit has been found that could make it easy for hackers to track your location whenever you’re using the popular Google-owned navigation app. The exploit uses an HTTPS proxy to carry out a “man-in-the-middle” attack to track Waze users in real-time. Researchers at University of California-Santa Barbara found that they were able to interrupt the SSL-encrypted communications link between a user’s smartphone and Waze servers. Once the researchers got their foot in the door, so to speak, they were able to reverse-engineer Waze’s protocol to enable them to talk directly with the servers that run the social-heavy navigation app. Having cracked the code on... Read more...
Comcast doesn’t exactly have a sterling reputation when it comes to customer service or its business practices, and its latest stunt isn’t likely to win it to win it much praise either. Comcast doesn’t take too kindly to its customers pilfering copyrighted media content, so it has taken matters into its own hands by using unencrypted browser sessions to dish out its own brand of Internet justice. If one of its customers is found to be downloading or sharing content that has been flagged as infringing on copyrighted material, Comcast uses a man-the-middle attack to inject a “popup” warning message into your browser in an effort to persuade you from further pursuing illegal activities. While Comcast’s... Read more...