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In Certificates We Trust
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez

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Posted By:Hazymac, 8/6/2017 9:30:47 AM

Google´s rejection of Symantec´s SSL certificates never made the major headlines but illustrates the role trust plays in society. If you´re connected to a bank or the Belmont Club chances are you are reassured by the little lock icon and https indicator in the address bar certifying you are logged into the real McCoy. The site sends your browser its SSL certificate, signed with the private key of a trusted certificate authority and the browser uses public key of the authority to verify if the certificate is real. Then it displays the lock. If the browsers mistrust the certificate it


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Reply 1 - Posted by: kono, 8/6/2017 10:33:51 AM     (No. 11343021)

I would think the Symantec experience noted in this should indicate that sites without trusted certificates ignore this issue at their peril.




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Reply 2 - Posted by: dman, 8/6/2017 11:12:16 AM     (No. 11343061)

Amen, #1. I´m trying to set up a club website, and learning about Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) "protection". While no protection is perfect, users should be wary of sending any private information to a site not displaying the https:// encrypted link verification. Https:// SSL encryption is available (typically at extra expense for the site administrator) for any page, even entire websites, It is not just for bank or payment pages. User registration pages can and should be encrypted, as well (but too few are). I´m also learning that different web host services (companies - like GoDaddy or bluehost - that sell space on their mega computers to site administrators who then post their sites to the big machines) offer different levels of SSL encryption - they are not all the same. Some offer the latest 2048 bit encryption (most secure), while others offer only 256 bit encryption (easier to hack). Anyone with a computer can host a site themselves (like Hillary),
and whatever SSL protection offered on their private system is a real "crap shoot".

Web users beware. Assume anything you place on the web (or via your phone) can be compromised. But if the https:// is not at least certified, you are wide open to intercept.

And then there is the subject of placing your precious data on the cloud .. (/s)

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dvc, 8/6/2017 10:42:13 PM     (No. 11343568)

The Enemedia produce Fake News at least 70% of the the topic is anything related to Trump.

They are being steadily tuned out, no longer trusted.

The MMGW liars are also being steadily tuned out. The told us the oceans would be lapping in mid-town Miami by now, and that crops would be failing, everyone frying....not happening, it is far cooler this week than normal in the midwest.

We don´t believe you any more!

You LIE!

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