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On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 10:30 AM, Stefan Krah <report@bugs.python.org> wrote:
>
>> Distutils doesn't validate PyPI server certificate, so this change
>> doesn't prevent from MITM attacks, but at least it makes package
>> submissions over wireless channels and public networks safer.
>
> Is that so? It's been a while, but I think e.g. ettercap is a highly
> automated tool for MITM attacks that isn't very hard to use.

This patch won't help against properly baited ettercap, but will
prevent transit sniffing of weakly protected passwords.
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anatoly t.
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