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Submission + - Do The SSL Watchmen Watch Themselves?

StrongestLink writes: In an intriguing twist on the recent Comodo CA vulnerability reported here last week, security researcher Mike Zusman today disclosed that three days prior to StartCom's disclosure of a flaw in a Comodo reseller's registration process, he discovered and disclosed an authentication bypass flaw to StartCom in their own registration process that allowed an attacker to submit an authorized request for any domain. During a month which was marked by the continuing paradigm shift to SSL-verified holiday shopping, the Chain of Trust continues to run off the gears, and Bruce Schneier is even commenting publicly that SSL's site validation mission isn't even relevant. What lies ahead for the billion-dollar CA industry?
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Do The SSL Watchmen Watch Themselves?

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