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During a recent flight, a Google engineer discovered that in-flight wireless service, GoGo, was issuing fake SSL certificates. Gogo’s chief technology officer says this is not malicious and the proxies are set up block some video streaming services to alleviate bandwidth congestion.

What’s the impact of fake SSL certificates?

Listen to our latest security slice podcast and hear Ken WestinTyler Reguly and Craig Young discuss why Gogo decided to use this approach, the limited impact of  error pages on  consumer behavior and why “secure browsing” and public Wi-Fi services should never mix.

 

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