Attackers deploy rogue proxies on computers to hijack HTTPS traffic
A new attack analyzed by malware researchers from Microsoft uses Word documents with malicious code that configures browsers to use a web proxy controlled by attackers.
Browser based and protected by HTTPS is a convenient way to build and distribute applications. But, more and more evidence prove that the browsers themselves are not a secure environment and they can for instance be tricked by malicious proxies. It is very much time to do something more secure than just to trust network security. We need application security that provide an extra security layer.