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31-Jul-2006, 07:34 PM #1
AT&T certificate coming up in Google??? *pictures*
Hello,

Recently I have been hearing that ISP's such as AT&T are recording internet activities. On DL.TV, Patrick Norton showed how your traffic was going through AT&T servers even if you weren't on AT&T. He did this by doing a tracert.

So, this is the weird thing. I was searching in google, and mispelled "delivery". When the results came up, I was asked to validate the certificate by AT&T research. AT&T on Google??
What in the world is this about?

Here are the pictures:
http://i7.tinypic.com/21lkc3b.jpg
http://i7.tinypic.com/21lk6l5.jpg

EDIT: If those pictures are too blurry (I have no clue why they are), I can try and post other ones. I hope I am not incredibly stupid and this is something totally common. I have never heard of it before, so that is why I am asking.

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01-Aug-2006, 10:56 AM #2
1) AT&T provides internet backbone connections between major access points. It is quite possible that part of the data path between your computer and a given web site may be carried over the AT&T network. A tracert will show a list of router IP addresses (and names) between the source and destination points. A router is not the same as a server and I am not sure that there is any way to tell the difference for the tracert data. A router could be configured to log source and destination address for every packet of information that passes through it. It would be a very very big log.

2) I also did a Google search for "delievery". The fifth hit that came back was for "[graphviz] power delievery map" with a URL of "https://mailman.research.att.com/pipermail/graphviz-interest/2002q3/000538.html". When I clicked on that link, I got the same certificate warning screen that you show in one of your pictures. Are you sure you did not click on a link in the Google search results?

3) I may be totally wrong on items #1 and #2. In that case, I suggest you put on a hat made of heavy aluminum foil and keep an eye out for unmarked black helicopters hovering over your home.
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01-Aug-2006, 11:21 AM #3
Could always just contact ATT - Florham Park, NJ and ask them? I haven't got a clue what it all means.

Version V3
Serial Number 2319 D5CF 0000 0000 0045
Signature Algorithm sha1RSA
Issuer ATT, Research, Labs, Florham Park, NJ, US, administrator@research.att.com
Valid From Wednesday, March 29, 2006 8:21:45 AM
Valid To Friday, March 28, 2008 8:21:45 AM
Subject root@mailman.research.att.com, mailman.research.att.com, Research, AT&T Labs, Florham Park, NJ, US

Public Key RSA (1024 Bits)
Subject Key Identifier 90A9 FC8A F684 F21A DC49 CCF2 B399 48C2 8B1D 09BA
Authority Key Identifier KeyID=4B53 B79E BD1F 174A B4D9 1372 4440 F110 DE1F 75D5
CRL Distribution Points [1]CRL Distribution Point: Distribution Point Name:Full Name:URL=ldap:///CN=ATT,CN=njfpsrv02,CN=CDP,CN=Public%20Key%20Services,CN=Services,CN=Config uration,DC=research,DC=att,DC=com?certificateRevocationList?base?objectClas s=cRLDistributionPoint, URL=http://njfpsrv02.research.att.com/CertEnroll/ATT.crl
Authority Information Access [1]Authority Info Access: AccessMethod=Certification Authority Issuer(1.3.6.1.5.5.7.48.2), Alternative Name=URL=ldap:///CN=ATT,CN=AIA,CN=Public%20Key%20Services,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=re search,DC=att,DC=com?cACertificate?base?objectClass=certificationAuthority, [2]Authority Info Access: AccessMethod=Certification Authority Issuer(1.3.6.1.5.5.7.48.2), Alternative Name=URL=http://njfpsrv02.research.att.com/CertEnroll/njfpsrv02.research.att.com_ATT.crt
Certificate Template 1E12 0057 0065 0062 0053 0065 0072 0076 0065 0072
Key Usage Digital Signature, Key Encipherment(A0)
Enhanced Key Usage Server Authentication(1.3.6.1.5.5.7.3.1)
Basic Constraints Subject Type=End Entity, Path Length Constraint=None
Thumbprint Algorithm sha1
Thumbprint 7DC9 747A 3ACA 3BFD 04D6 E3AE FA81 88C0 57D0 A396
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01-Aug-2006, 11:59 AM #4
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2) I also did a Google search for "delievery". The fifth hit that came back was for "[graphviz] power delievery map" with a URL of "https://mailman.research.att.com/pipermail/graphviz-interest/2002q3/000538.html". When I clicked on that link, I got the same certificate warning screen that you show in one of your pictures. Are you sure you did not click on a link in the Google search results?
Yep, all I did was search, I didn't click on any links. That is what was weird.

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3) I may be totally wrong on items #1 and #2. In that case, I suggest you put on a hat made of heavy aluminum foil and keep an eye out for unmarked black helicopters hovering over your home.
LOL!! Nah, I am not that paranoid, I was just wondering what this was. I though I stumbled upon something of notice.

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Could always just contact ATT - Florham Park, NJ and ask them? I haven't got a clue what it all means.
Yeah, that is probably a good idea. Thanks.

Thanks guys for the help and suggestions. I appreciate it.
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