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Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't android display a rather ennerving "someone might be spying on you" warning when custom root certs are installed? I'm looking forward to the reactions when every (android-using) citizen of the country student gets that warning.



Why? They would have already installed the root cert themselves and they'd know perfectly well that they are being spied on. It'd just be another annoying warning bar for them.


They installed the cert because they've been told to and because likely "the internet doesn't work" when they don't. But that doesn't imply they know what a root certificate actually does or what the consequences of adding new root certs are.


I installed some custom roots onto 4.4.2 the other night to MiTM some apps. I saw no obvious warnings at all.


I was referring to this: https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=62644

I'm not sure how the current status of that warning is, however.




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