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Re: Web of Trust (a revolution)



On Tue, 2009-03-31 at 00:48 +1030, Tim wrote:
> 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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Craig


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