If you think encrypted communications are safe, think again. The amount of malware used to attack cyber victims has more than doubled an analysis shows.
There are many layers to packets over the internet. One of those is the transport layer security. It is one of the layers of the OSI model that make up seven layers. SSL which although has officially been replaced by TLS, still bears the name more generally as SSL now, thanks to the ongoing improvement of the functionality of TLS that sits on top of the transport layer.
It’s easy to see just where these attacks and malware are coming from. It’s actually by 49% of non-reputable Certificate Authority (CA). Which shows how easy it can be to spoof one. Only a small fraction of the other checked was self-signed certificates. You might think these would be the most prevalent, but no.
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