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New Certification Authority To Offer Free Certs For HTTPS
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User Rank: Ninja
11/24/2014 | 8:17:34 AM
Re: New Certification Authority To Offer Free Certs For HTTPS
Perhaps I stated that too simply. I also urge them to check the certificate to verify the site appears to be legit. The point of my post was to stress that confidence can be taken advantage of due to this new development. While I do agree that consumers have to take responsibility for their security and privacy, it is becoming harder for the lay person to do so without adequate information or awareness training.
User Rank: Ninja
11/23/2014 | 11:34:26 PM
Re: adoption
@Kelly Jackson Higgins,... "It will be really interesting to see how this takes off."... can you say Anti-Trust lawsuit... there is no way Symantec and the other big-boy CA's will let this happen.
User Rank: Strategist
11/21/2014 | 5:53:09 PM
Re: New Certification Authority To Offer Free Certs For HTTPS
@GonzSTL I don't make that assumption. I tell people that if it is https, they know that nobody is snooping at the traffic because it is encrypted but they still need to know who is at the other end.
User Rank: Ninja
11/21/2014 | 2:18:41 PM
New Certification Authority To Offer Free Certs For HTTPS
Interesting. I usually tell folks that when they perform e-commerce transactions such as buying online, to look for the "HTTPS" prefix in the URL. It gives them some sort of assurance that the site is at least legit and inspires confidence in their transaction with respect to privacy and security. Based on this new development, and if I were a bad guy, I would create a domain website with SSL or TLS certs and bank on users' expected trust behavior to distribute malware or steal credentials. After all, don't we usually trust domain validated sites that offer encryption?
Kelly Jackson Higgins
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
11/21/2014 | 1:34:56 PM
It will be really interesting to see how this takes off. If it does and gets widespread adoption, it will be a whole new generation for the Net.

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