Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Sep 2011 22:26 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption So, people from within Iran have hacked the Dutch company DigiNotar, allowing them to issue fake certificates so they could listen in on Iranian dissidents and other organisation within Iran. This is a very simplified version of the story, since it's all quite complicated and I honestly don't even understand all of it. In any case, DigiNotar detected the intrusion July 19, but didn't really do anything with it until it all blew up in their face this past week. Now, the Dutch government has taken over operational management of DigiNotar... But as a Dutch citizen, that doesn't really fill me with confidence, because, well - whenever the Dutch government does anything even remotely related to IT technology, they mess it up. And mess it up bad.
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Oh so now you are upset?
by jefro on Tue 6th Sep 2011 12:08 UTC
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It is not illegal to do this in Iran. So why now are you so upset that someone may be stealing? I think this is the funniest story in OSnews in a long time. Now we see the effects of how some people view theft an others deny it. Good for Iran. They deserve to steal from the Dutch. The Dutch were too busy stealing stolen movies anyway.

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