[cryptography] *.google.com certificate issued by DigiNotar

Seth David Schoen schoen at loyalty.org
Fri Sep 2 14:54:33 EDT 2011

Marsh Ray writes:

> Why would they need to?
> What's the difference between a private key in the wild and a pwned
> CA that, even months after a breakin and audit, doesn't revoke or
> even know what it signed?
> (This is a serious question)

The pwned CA leaves evidence that other people can potentially discover
or collect.  It also means that an individual user who knows what
public-key cryptography is can potentially do something to determine
whether an alleged key is valid.

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