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From Nick Kew <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Re: Low priced certificate?
Date Wed, 22 Jul 2009 17:02:08 GMT
Nicholas Sherlock wrote:

> An attacker can use precisely the same mechanism to serve their own 
> certificate. Your website will have carefully trained the user in 
> advance to ignore all security warnings and accept the rogue 
> certificate. What a waste of time. The only thing you're protecting 
> against is a passive attacker.

"Verified by Visa" is blazing the trail in training users to give
their credentials to any tom, dick and harry who asks for them
under the right-looking banner.  Who can compete with that?

Nick Kew

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