(Warning) Syrian’s Secret Police Main Suspect Behind Man-In-The-Middle Attack against Facebook Users in Syria

16 May, 2011

It seems that Syrian secret police or “Mukhabrat” is behind issuing forged facebook’s security certificate in Syria when accessing via https connection or man in the middle attack, which enables them to get users password and spy on Syrian facebook users’ activities.

This event happened around a week ago. users in Syria are adviced not to login to Facebook directly but either via a proxy server or via Tor and change their password right after loging in (please read important information about how to install and use Tor here to make sure you are using it in the right way.)

Syria is under going a revolution against the regime of Bashar Al Assad where around 700 civilians died so far. Facebook, Twitter and Youtube have been the only sources for news about what is happening in the country as media is banned from revolted areas.

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  1. zamzamano  |  May 16th, 2011 at 8:26 PM #

    Well, it’s 100% the security forces. No one dares to do it except them. Facebook should warn users somehow.

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