The root of the problem is that with the CA model, browsers blindly trust
a group of 600+ corporate and government parties (ref) to validate SSL certificates.
You as a web browser user have little or no choice about who to trust
and essentially no visibility into whether these organizations deserve your trust.
How Perspectives Helps
Perspectives takes a different approach to how the web browser determines if an SSL certificate is valid.
Instead of requiring browser users to trust an anointed group of certificate authorities,
Perspectives gives users the ability to pick a group they trust (e.g., the EFF, Google, their company, their university, their group of friends, etc.) and trust no one else.
I have not read the rest of the text. I doubt them do this for free so it maybe is only for companies and rich people?
Joined: 29 Jun 2008 Posts: 9387 Location: SwedenEurope
Posted: Fri 09 Sep 2011, 08:24 Post subject:
I've read around the internet but Iam a lousy reader.
Found a Swedish text most likely just translatedfrom idg news.
Maybe from PCWorld or something like that.
it says that Mozilla have updated the browser to help with comodo and Diginotar certificates. But commentators says one can do it manually in FireFox by going to Edit > Preferences > Advanced > Ecryption > View Certificates and there take away the comodo and the diginotar.
is that safe to do? Can anybody explain what I am supposed to do?
I edited the picture now you should be able to see two of thecompromised ones comodo and diginotar
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