[cryptography] Math corrections

Peter Gutmann pgut001 at cs.auckland.ac.nz
Sun Sep 18 14:57:14 EDT 2011


Arshad Noor <arshad.noor at strongauth.com> writes:

>Are there weaknesses in PKI?  Undoubtedly!  But, there are failures in every
>ecosystem.  The intelligent response to "certificate manufacturing and
>distribution" weaknesses is to improve the quality of the ecosystem - not
>throw the baby out with the bath-water.

The intelligent response to the failure of PKI is to look at what the real
threats are and to act to counter them.  "Fixing PKI" is about as useful as
inventing a more cromulent type of unicorn repellant.

Peter.




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