Friday, February 10, 2012

SSL certificates, why do they bother?

After reading this article from The Register, why bother with SSL?  A banking heist of the century is waiting to happen, me thinks.  And that innocuous padlock on your browser is going to be the reason for the vanishing money.   You can think of even more ingenious ways of using it to snooker anyone...

Certificate Authority Trustwave has revoked a digital certificate that allowed one of its clients to issue valid certificates for any server, thereby allowing one of its customers to intercept their employees' private email communication.
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And it's all downhill from there.

3 comments:

Sarah Whitehead said...

Unfortunately it has become an industry standard for commerce websites. A "sign of trust" that has eventually become a massive empire emerging from the initial credit card theft paranoia amidst the internet.


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Adi said...

Nice

Natalia said...

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