Cracked the encryption key of the Superfish Certificate

The security certificate used by Superfish the installed add-on on Lenovo computers just broke (Cracked).

We have recently reported that the Superfish software used by Lenovo produces a security certificate to re-sign all the security certificates it receives from HTTPS pages, such as bank pages, virtually allowing access to plain text information to traffic between client and server otherwise it would be encrypted.

Many security experts who have examined the subject have discovered that the add-on uses the same RSA key (1024 bits) on all devices, which means that if someone manages to break it, they will be able to "read" the encrypted traffic exchanged between a user with a Lenovo user computer and a secure service. This is exactly what he did Robert Graham, Chief Executive Officer of Errata Security.

The researcher used a system with Superfish installed by dumping the data generated by processes into the system memory.super-vs

After discovering the encrypted private key of the security certificate used by Superfish, and the certificate itself, it tried to verify that the data is protected by a password.super-01 cracked

Cracking the password turned out to be a bit more difficult than expected, as it required a modified brute-force program. When Graham had to develop a new brute-force software for the needs of this attack.super-02 cracked

He assumed that the password would not be complicated, so he gave the program a search command only between lowercase letters. In less than 10 seconds, he discovered the password that was "komodia."super-03 cracked

The password decrypts the root certificate and could be used in man-in-the-middle attacks against Lenovo users who have Superfish installed on their system.

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