[linux-elitists] SSL security certificates
Thu Apr 10 17:57:48 PDT 2003
On Thu, Apr 10, 2003 at 07:46:53PM -0500, John Bethencourt wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 10, 2003 at 05:36:01PM -0700, email@example.com wrote:
> > The "web of trust" is even more broken than the Thawte/Verisign
> > scam.
> > Once you start delagating assurances like this , you've fucked
> > yourself.
> > No one in their right mind would trust it more than they would a
> > self-signed certificate.
> Raph Levien has put some thought into this. In the analysis of his
> protocols, he classifies people (public keys) into three groups, `good',
> `malicious', and `confused'. Good and confused nodes never do anything
> bad directly, but a confused node may sign the key of a malicious node.
"Good" in what sense? Good as in they understand what a
key signature *means*, or good as in they desire to do the right
I tried to tell her about Marx and Engels,
God and Angels
I don't really know what for
But she looked good in ribbons.
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