No, it’s not a news item anymore. Nevertheless, after scores of revocation requests came in at the StartCom CA because of a vulnerability in the pseudo random number generator of Debian’s OpenSSL package and dozens of news site reported this stupidity, I can’t hold myself back anymore. The developers of Debian apparently decided to fix […]
Going the easiest way is sometimes, well….easy…But is it always the best way to go? Most likely not! Since setting up the StartSSL™ Web-Of-Trust Network the community surrounding this project has seen little growth and seems to be going a rocky road. Why’s that and how does this Web-Of-Trust (WoT) compare to others?
Generally speaking, a […]
BBC reports from the RSA conference in San Fransisco about the heartfelt plea made by Michael Chertoff, the US homeland security chief, to save the world (or at least the US) from threats comparable to the worst of all. He pointed out that securing the nation’s internet highways and byways was a job the federal […]
The managing of smart cards on Linux has never been easy. There are various projects dedicated to providing drivers and libraries to standard interfaces like PKCS11, most notably the OpenSC project. However despite the hard work and some really good tools these projects produced, there was nothing the more casual user could use easily (and […]
A new year and already a new service: StartSSL™ is going to be an OpenID provider for digital identities! This is great news for various reasons…
Last summer (2007) I asked at this web log if there is going to be a more secure future for OpenID. In that post I explained where the dangers […]
StartCom opened today the new Certification Authority (CA) web site of the StartSSL™ family, currently meant for early addopters. This web application allows for more advanced handling and managing of digital certificates. Access to a control panel is protected by digital client certificate authentication. Many features and tools for the managing of certificates, conversion […]
After Mozilla had some hard time fixing a Password Manager bug, which exposed passwords willingly and without the users consent to different sites, it seems that there is another yet controversial security problem surfacing:
You browse the Internet as we all do and from time to time you come across various login facilities. Being it a […]
Free stuff is many times accompanied with a bad taste in common public opinion. As a rare exception, the open source software movement however has successfully disproved this impression during the last decade. Today major firms are involved in this open and free stuff, from IBM, Sun, HP and Novell - not to mention Red […]
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