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Re: Web of Trust (a revolution)



On Mon, 2009-03-30 at 08:55 -0500, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> What is wrong with Verisign?

Is that a loaded question, or what?

Some have no kind words for the company.  Here's a short bit about that:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VeriSign#Controversies

Leaving that aside, there's the issues of:  

Cost of getting a genuinely vetted certificate (there's cheap badly
tested certification that just sees if you respond to an email address,
and expensive better vetting that requires more sane checks to see if
you're who you claim to be before being certified).

Technical support for using certificates in whatever clients are
involved (your client, plus whomever you communicate with).  Of course,
PGP has that issue, too.

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