DNSSEC and SSL

Gary Buhrmaster gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com
Sat Aug 21 20:46:39 CDT 2010


On Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 18:00, ML <ml at kenweb.org> wrote:
> Would a future with a ubiquitous DNSSEC deployment eliminate the market
> for commercial CAs?
>
> Would functioning DNSSEC + self signed certs be more secure/trustworthy
> than our current system of trusted CAs chosen by OS/browser developers?

See Dan Kaminski's presentation at this years BlackHat & Defcon
for a proposal, and the prototype "glue" that provides a proof of
concept.  http://www.recursion.com/talks.html (I seem to recall
the X.509/CA part starts about 3/4 of the way through the deck).

That said, Dan does not suggest that everything a CA does
is obsolete, there will still be a market for making sure that
BankOfAmerica.com really is the bank you want to do
business with (branding).




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