Certificate management refers to the process of managing digital certificates, electronic files used to verify the identity of individuals, systems, and devices on a network. It helps establish secure communications over the internet, such as for online transactions, email encryption, and secure browsing. Digital certificates are issued by trusted third-party organizations called Certificate Authorities (CAs).
Attackers can create a fraudulent certificate that appears to be issued by a trusted CA. The attacker can then use this fake certificate to perform man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks as well as other malicious activities. Users can protect against certificate fraud by always checking the domain name and looking out for any warning messages or suspicious pop-ups.
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