Reply to post: Re: Email transport is insecure

In non-startling news, EFF says STARTTLS email crypto is mostly done wrong

Anonymous Coward
Anonymous Coward

Re: Email transport is insecure

According to our isp Cisco released a fw update 2-3 years ago that changed a default so that they downgrades starttls requests, ie mitm pretending to each mailserver at each end that they don't support STARTTLS. How bad is that!. It is definitely an option in their routers to help them sell another service.

I'm now going to put checks in for remote sites that downgrade connections. For where this occurs I bet there is a Cisco router in the middle.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon


Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2021