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Testing the Limits of EV Certificates

Philippe Oechslin
Hashdays 2010
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Mar 27, 2013

Extended Validation certificates for TLS are more expensive and more difficult to obtain. In return they provide more trust. We want to explore the limits of this added trust. We will tie different scenarios into an attack tree and illustrate it by doing things like inserting malicious content into EV certified web sites or inserting fake EV certificates into browsers. We will also compare how different browsers react to these manipulations.

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