The Security Impact of HTTPS Interception

  title={The Security Impact of HTTPS Interception},
  author={Zakir Durumeric and Zane Ma and Drew Springall and Richard Barnes and Nick Sullivan and Elie Bursztein and Michael Bailey and J. Alex Halderman and Vern Paxson},
As HTTPS deployment grows, middlebox and antivirus products are increasingly intercepting TLS connections to retain visibility into network traffic. In this work, we present a comprehensive study on the prevalence and impact of HTTPS interception. First, we show that web servers can detect interception by identifying a mismatch between the HTTP User-Agent header and TLS client behavior. We characterize the TLS handshakes of major browsers and popular interception products, which we use to build… CONTINUE READING
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