Microsoft deems all DigiNotar certificates untrustworthy, releases updates

Michael DeMan nanog at deman.com
Fri Sep 9 22:06:42 CDT 2011


Sorry for being ignorant here - I have not even been aware that it is possible to buy a '*.*.com' domain at all.

I though wildcards were limited to having a domain off a TLD - like '*.mydomain.tld'.

Is it true that the my browser on a windows, mac, or linux desktop may have listed as trusted authorities, an outfit that sells '*.*.tld' ?

Thanks,

- Mike

On Sep 9, 2011, at 2:54 PM, Paul wrote:

> On 09/09/2011 11:48 AM, Marcus Reid wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 07, 2011 at 09:17:10AM -0700, Network IP Dog wrote:
>>> FYI!!!
>>> 
>>> http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/microsoftpri0/2016132391_microsoft_dee
>>> ms_all_diginotar_certificates_untrust.html
>>> 
>>> Google and Mozilla have also updated their browsers to block all DigiNotar
>>> certificates, while Apple has been silent on the issue, a emblematic zombie
>>> response!
>> Apple has sent out a notification saying that they are removing
>> DigiNotar from their list of trusted root certs.
>> 
>> I like this response; instant CA death penalty seems to put the
>> incentives about where they need to be.
>> 
>> Marcus
>> 
> Instant?  This has been going on for over a week, and a lot of damage could have been done in that time, especially given certs for *.*.com were signed against Diginotar.  Most cell phones are unable to update their certificates without an upgrade and you know how long it takes to get them through Cell Phone carriers.  A number of alternative android builds are adding the ability to control accepted root certs to their builds in the interest of speeding this up.  The CA system is fundamentally flawed.
> 
> Paul
> 





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