Microsoft deems all DigiNotar certificates untrustworthy, releases updates

Damian Menscher damian at
Sun Sep 11 23:23:29 UTC 2011

On Sun, Sep 11, 2011 at 4:02 PM, Jimmy Hess <mysidia at> wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 11, 2011 at 1:30 AM, Damian Menscher <damian at>
> wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 11:33 PM, Jimmy Hess <mysidia at> wrote:
> > Because of that lost trust, any cross-signed cert would likely be revoked
> by
> > the browsers.  It would also make the browser vendors question whether
> the
> I am not engaging in speculation that DigiNotar plans to continue to
> operate, they have already stated so much.
> "VASCO does not expect that the DigiNotar security incident will have
> a significant impact on the company’s future revenue or business
> plans."

I think you are misinterpreting that statement -- I interpret it as meaning
VASCO will continue to exist, and possibly buy another root CA to continue
their business plans.  (They had only recently acquired DigiNotar.)

Damian Menscher :: Security Reliability Engineer :: Google

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