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Middler Hacking Tool: Be afraid, very afraid.....

By robo_dev ·
The text below shamelessly cut and pasted from www.darkreading.com:

"October 6, 2008 - A researcher will demonstrate a free, plug-and-play hacking tool this week that automatically generates man-in-the middle attacks on online banking, Gmail, Facebook , LiveJournal, and LinkedIn sessions -- even though they secure the login process.

Jay Beale, who recently released the so-called ?Middler? open-source tool, will show it off at the SecTor conference in Toronto. Aside from the unnerving capability of hacking into sites that perform secure logins and then use clear-text HTTP, Middler is also designed for use by an attacker with no Web-hacking skills or experience.

Beale?s tool can override a secure banking session by rewriting the URLs on the page to remove the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protection."

>>> Scary Stuff! Just when you thought your web access was secure.....

Link to full article here:
http://www.darkreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=165303

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