New Windows phone 7 update coming to address certificate issue

455637_EMC-CertRevoked2Slashgear reports that Microsoft is set to push out a new Windows phone 7 update to address an issue related to fraudulent security certificates which has already been patched on the desktop.

The problem arose after certification authority Comodo  signed nine certificates “without sufficiently validating”  after being socially engineered, leaving web users of Windows Live, Yahoo and Google and other prominent websites open to phishing attacks and content spoofing.

According to Slashgear Microsoft intends to push out the minor fix on the 3rd of May. It is not known if this will be an over the air fix or will require the Zune desktop software.

The update will be a test of Microsoft’s ability to address security issues smoothly and speedily, something the team have hopefully built some expertise with over the last few months.

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