[Owasp-singapore] The Problem of Issuing Certs For Unqualified Names

Wong Onn Chee ocwong at usa.net
Thu Apr 7 12:11:53 EDT 2011


I nearly laughed my head off when I read this

"In the Observatory we have discovered many examples of CA-signed
certificates unqualified domain names. In fact, the most common
unqualified name is 'localhost', which always refers to /your own
computer/! It simply makes no sense for a public CA to sign a
certificate for this private name."

The web of trust inherent for CAs to function is slowly decaying....


Best Regards
Onn Chee

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