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Keep An Eye on your Root Certificates, (Sat, Nov 11th)

A few times a year, we can read in the news that a rogue root certificate was installed without the user consent. The latest story that pops up in my mind is the Savitech audio drivers which silently installs a root certificate[1]. The risks associated with this kind of behaviour are multiple, the most important remains performing MitM attacks. New root certificates are not always the result of an attack or infection by a malware. Corporate end-points might also get new root certificates. Indeed, more and more companies are deploying SSL inspections tools. It could be interesting to keep an eye on what’s happening in your certificate store. On Windows systems, there is a GUI tool for this purpose, that you can call from the command line:

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