[cryptography] Fwd: MalwareBytes

Ron Garret ron at flownet.com
Fri Jun 24 15:11:40 EDT 2016


I originally sent this to John Levine privately, but the discussion seems to have leaked onto this list so I’m re-sending my response to John here for the record.

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Ron Garret <ron at flownet.com>
> Subject: Re: [cryptography] MalwareBytes
> Date: June 24, 2016 at 11:50:08 AM PDT
> To: "John R. Levine" <johnl at iecc.com>
> 
> [Responding privately, just in case I’m being an idiot, which is entirely possible]
> 
> On Jun 24, 2016, at 11:35 AM, John R. Levine <johnl at iecc.com> wrote:
> 
>>> But all of this is rather a moot point nowadays.  Now that letsencrypt is live, there is no reason to pay for a cert any more.
>> 
>> Try getting a let's encrypt cert for your mail server.
> 
> Why would that be a problem?  Don’t mail servers use the same X509 certs that web servers do?
> 
>> Or getting an EV cert.
> 
> Why would you need one?  Are there any browsers out there that actually distinguish between EV and DV certs?
> 
> rg
> 



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