Gmail and SSL

Rich Kulawiec rsk at gsp.org
Mon Dec 31 11:44:34 UTC 2012


On Sun, Dec 30, 2012 at 10:26:36PM -0600, Jimmy Hess wrote:
> These CA's will normally require interactions be done through a web
> site, there will often be captchas or other methods involved in
> applying for a certificate that are difficult to automate.

You're kidding, right?  Captchas have been quite, quite thoroughly beaten
for some time now.  See, among others:

	http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-stanford-outsmart-captcha-codes.html
	http://cintruder.sourceforge.net/
	http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/05/google-recaptcha-brought-to-its-knees/
	http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080415-gone-in-60-seconds-spambot-cracks-livehotmail-captcha.html
	http://www.troyhunt.com/2012/01/breaking-captcha-with-automated-humans.html
	http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/10/14/1442213

---rsk




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