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Comodohacker returns in DigiNotar incident

Claiming credit for the cyberattack against Dutch certificate company DigiNotar, Comodohacker is threatening to release other fake certificates.

By Sep. 6, 2011

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Comodohacker: I can issue fake Windows updates

The hacker who breached security at DigiNotar and caused it to release fake digital certificates is now claiming he can exploit Microsoft's Windows Update to issue fake updates.

By Sep. 12, 2011

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Comodo hacker says he's protesting U.S. policy

The person (or persons) involved with high-profile intrusion into Comodo's network says he's a 21-year-old cryptographer protesting U.S. foreign policy.

By Apr. 4, 2011

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DigiNotar files for bankruptcy

Stung by a cyberattack that caused it to issue fake online security certificates for hundreds of companies, the Dutch certificate authority is closing for business.

By Sep. 21, 2011

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GlobalSign breach stemmed from unpatched server

The Web certificate-issuing failed to update one of its Web servers, which allowed a hacker to access it and led to the company ceasing operations for more than a week last year.

By Apr. 26, 2012

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Comodo: Web attack broader than initially thought

A week after Comodo revealed that one of its registration authorities was compromised and digital certificates were stolen, it discloses that another reseller was compromised.

By Mar. 30, 2011

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This Day in Tech: Net neutrality rules coming soon; AT&T-iPad site hacker fights back in court

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Monday, September 12.

By Sep. 12, 2011

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FBI probes Comodo Web security breach

FBI and Italian police investigate how hacker managed to convince N.J. security firm to issue it digital certificates for Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, other major Web sites.

By Mar. 29, 2011

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Google tells users in Iran to change their passwords

Internet SSL spoofing attack put Google accounts of people in Iran at risk. Now Google is contacting users who may have been affected, telling them to take security precautions.

By Sep. 9, 2011

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Mozilla gets tough after digital certificates hack

Iranian hacker who claims responsibility for breaches at certificate authorities threatens broader attacks. Firefox maker gives digital-certificate sellers a week to boost security.

By Sep. 8, 2011