omarius writes "From the Microsoft Security Bulletin: 'VeriSign, Inc., recently advised Microsoft that on January 30 and 31, 2001, it issued two VeriSign Class 3 code-signing digital certificates to an individual who fraudulently claimed to be a Microsoft employee. The common name assigned to both certificates is "Microsoft Corporation".' See the bulletin for more information. Brings a whole new meaning to the concept of 'Windows Update.' ;)" Most users probably ignore the name on a certificate presented to them anyway, but even that minimal protection is worthless if certificate authorities don't perform their job.