Google Tells Iran Users To Change Gmail Passwords

Law360, New York (September 9, 2011, 6:10 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. on Thursday told its email service users in Iran to change their passwords and take other precautionary steps following cyberattacks against a Dutch Internet security company in late August.

In a post on its online security blog, Google said that although its own systems weren’t affected, the compromise of DigiNotar, which checks the authenticity of websites, may have put private Gmail communications at risk in Iran.

On Aug. 29, Google reported that an unspecified attacker used a fake authentication certificate issued by DigiNotar to...
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