Monday, August 29, 2011
Today we’re releasing Security Advisory 2607712, to address at least one fraudulent digital certificate issued by DigiNotar, a root certificate authority. DigiNotar has since revoked the digital certificate. This is not a Microsoft security vulnerability; however, the certificate potentially affects Internet users attempting to access websites belonging to Google. A fraudulent certificate may be used to spoof Web content, perform phishing attacks or perform man-in-the-middle attacks against end users.