06.01.2015 - 05:29 [ Techdirt ]

Gogo Inflight Wifi Service Goes Man-In-The-Middle, Issues Fake Google SSL Certificates

When you’re flying, your internet connection is completely in the hands of a single company. There’s no searching around for another signal. So, however the provider decides to handle your connection, that’s what you’re stuck with. A captive audience usually results in fun things like high prices and connection throttling. And, if you’re Gogo Inflight, it means compromising the security of every traveler who chooses to use the service, just because you can.