It’s my own and StartCom’s company policy to refrain from voicing personal opinions regarding political matters. Otherwise however StartCom takes a clear stance when proclaiming:
We believe in the right to protect and secure information between two entities without discrimination of race, origin and financial capabilities.
In today’s digital age and flow of information from and to any entity and place in the world instantly, securing personal information may be at times pretty important. Recent events have shown how Twitter and similar social web sites may become critical tools to update and publish information. But reports about blocked sites and interception of communications greatly limit the usefulness of the Internet.
Access to secure tools which must be freely and conveniently available are a precondition for any modern revolution - this includes for example S/MIME digital certificates for the securing of email messages. Any modern mail client is capable to encrypt email messages and protect against tampering with the help of digital certificates.
The same type of certificates may be also used for authentication purpose as the StartSSL™ Control Panel readily demonstrates. There is no way to steal, phish or otherwise compromise a StartSSL™ account, because simply no user name and password pairs are used here.
Similar secure is the OpenID Identity provided by StartSSL™ which may be used at various sites which support OpenID for authentication purpose. Strictly over SSL secured, this OpenID provider uses digital certificates exclusively for authentication.
StartCom provides all kinds of digital certificates - being it for web sites, email or authentication - conveniently, fast, readily and freely without discrimination and prejudice. We might never know who’s life may be saved in the future. To secure your communication start here.