[cryptography] GlobalSign temporarily ceases issuance of all certificates

Marsh Ray marsh at extendedsubset.com
Wed Sep 7 16:08:20 EDT 2011

On 09/07/2011 02:34 PM, Fredrik Henbjork wrote:
> http://www.globalsign.com/company/press/090611-security-response.html
>  This whole mess just gets "better and better"...

What's interesting is how the attacker simply doesn't fit the expected
motivations that SSL cert-based PKI was ever sold as defending against.

The attacker says a lot of things, but I find this interesting:

> P.S. In wikipedia of SSL, it should be added for future that I caused
> to remove SSL or CA system security model, I have a special idea for
> private communication via browsers which could be used instead

He wants credit for saving the world from PKI!

- Marsh

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