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'Spymel Is Latest Example Of Attackers Using Signed Malware
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macker490
macker490,
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1/9/2016 | 7:26:49 AM
another new normal
with x.509 certificates printed up like losing lotto tickets it's no wonder the scamsters have figured out how to get a few for their own use

that shouldn't be a problem except that the current masss distribution process for x.509 certificates does not provide the end user any means of selecting and validating certificates.

how many x.509 certs do you really need to validate?

credit union and an online shopping site ?     tax provider ?

what's missing: a means for user to validate certificates

we need a key encryption key ( KEK ) device that can validate certificates .    single purpose device.

you can't use your cell phone for this because on your cell you are installing apps from heaven knows where and giving them any permissions they ask for

KEK must be a single purpose device controlled only by the OEM

 


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