Warning: Your networking tools are weakening your web security

US-CERT says SSL inspection tools, which let enterprise administrators examine encrypted traffic to find and block malicious activity, actually hinder HTTPS

As more of the internet adopts HTTPS everywhere to secure communications, enterprises rely on inspection tools to examine encrypted traffic to make sure it doesn't contain malicious activity. Unfortunately, the devices intended to verify the security of networking communications appear to be undermining HTTPS, US-CERT warned.

"All systems behind a HTTPS interception product are potentially affected," the Department of Homeland Security's United States Computer Emergency Response Team wrote in its advisory.

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