Why are we still using the CA model? (Re: Microsoft deems all DigiNotar certificates untrustworthy, releases updates)

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at gmail.com
Sun Sep 11 21:43:46 CDT 2011


On Sun, Sep 11, 2011 at 10:23 PM, Jimmy Hess <mysidia at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 11, 2011 at 9:08 PM, Christopher Morrow
> <morrowc.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> what's the real benefit of an EV cert? (to the service owner, not the
>> CA, the CA benefit is pretty clearly $$)
>
> The benefit is to the end user.
> They see a green address bar  with the company's name displayed.
>
> Yeah, company's name displayed -- individuals cannot apply for EVSSL certs.
>

this isn't really a benefit though, is it? isn't the domain-name in
the location bar doing the same thing?



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