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Resource links for Security Now! Episode #177:

Breaking SSL, PDP-8's
& UltraCapacitors
Bob Armstrong's PDP-8 Single Board Computer & optional Front Panel
THIS WILL BE THE LAST CHANCE EVER to obtain various kits to build a working PDP-8 computer — with optional fully functional front panel — and own a piece of history forever. If this is not your sort of thing, but you know someone who might be interested, please let them know. I would hate to have anyone miss out on this last chance to create one of these lovely systems:

Photo of the first run of FP6120 front panels
for the SBC6120 single-board computer.

The SBC6120 single-board computer kits are made possible not only thanks to Bob Armstrong's peerless design work, but also by the extremely limited availability of the long-since-discontinued Harris HD6120 PDP-8 on-a-chip.



Some PDP-8 references and resources: PLEASE NOTE the following important details:
EEStor and UltraCapacitors


Breaking SSL by Spoofing a Certificate Authority

Tricking your browser into believing a FAKE SSL server certificate:

How to browse Windows' built-in root certificates

After recording this week's podcast (#177) I found a better way for users to browse and examine their root certificate store which does not require the use of the awkward user-interface of the Microsoft Management Console system:

You are now looking at a list of your system's Trusted Root Certificates:


You may find that the "Friendly Name" column provides a more useful and understandable name for the certificates. For example, “COMODO” is much more well known than “AAA Certificate Services”.

Double-click on any certificate listed to display its properties, then click the “Details” tab to view the certificate's properties:


Above, we can see that the Equifax certificate, which has been exploited in the hacker's demonstration, is using the “md5RSA” Signature Algorithm. Fully secure certificates will ONLY be signed using the “sha1RSA” algorithm.

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