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Browsers to Enforce Shorter Certificate Life Spans: What Businesses Should Know
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dwrightetc
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7/31/2020 | 8:59:44 AM
Big Tech using their power to dictate to the world
Yes, I would agree shorter SSL certificate life spans are more secure, mostly due to the fact that the more times you use and encryption key to encrypt data the more vulnerable the key becomes.  There are several tactics that cause this to be a "minor" issue.  I say minor issue because the amount of work that it takes to brute force a TLS certificate is well beyond most criminals purvue.  Most are generally going to attack the server and access the private key directly before the reuse issue will be an issue.  That said, a much greater threat to all of us is the continued software vulnerabilites that routinely show up in Big Tech software.  If they really cared about security they would focus on secure software development, securing our data on their servers, and back away from the massive invasions of inviduals privacy that they all engage in.  So it is for those reasons, I believe Big Tech is trying to distract us into believing they actually care about security and in this unilateral move are using their immense power to dictate behavior to the world.  We should all worry about the motives behind every move these companies make especially, when they bypass the normal standards processes that have been developed.  


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