[nSLUG] Re: GnuTLS certificate bug and Apple certificate bug

Mike Spencer mspencer at tallships.ca
Wed Mar 19 01:44:34 ADT 2014


George wrote:

> The certificate system is on a par with airport security checks --
> necessary to keep people using planes and online commerce, but they
> only keep out inept bad guys.

So you're saying that the certificate system is essentially "security
theatre"?  Kinda what I thought all along (albeit from a far less
informed perspective than yours) although you're the first
person I've heard say it.

- Mike

-- 
Michael Spencer                  Nova Scotia, Canada       .~. 
                                                           /V\ 
mspencer at tallships.ca                                     /( )\
http://home.tallships.ca/mspencer/                        ^^-^^


More information about the nSLUG mailing list