Microsoft deems all DigiNotar certificates untrustworthy, releases updates

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at gmail.com
Sun Sep 11 21:01:47 CDT 2011


On Sun, Sep 11, 2011 at 3:37 PM,  <Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu> wrote:
> On Sun, 11 Sep 2011 13:00:09 MDT, Keith Medcalf said:
>> The current system provides no more authentication or confidentiality
>> than if everyone simply used self-signed certificates.
>
> Not strictly true.  The current system at least gives you "you have reached
> the hostname your browser tried to reach".  A self-signed cert doesn't
> even give you that.

really? even in the face of CA's that have signed certs for existing
domains (to not the domain owners)?

If I have a thawte cert for valdis.com on host A and one from comodo
on host B... which is the right one?



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