[thelist] OT: Microsoft digital certificate stolen

Judah McAuley judah at alphashop.com
Thu Mar 22 15:59:39 CST 2001

At 03:48 PM 3/22/01 -0600, you wrote:
>How likely is it that the average web surfer will encounter this, or receive
>these popup dialog boxes, actually giving them the opportunity to reject the

That depends on who got the signing certificates.  Those certificates could 
be distributed to all sorts of "interesting" organizations.  That would 
then make the question: How likely is it that the average web surfer will 
visit a web page put together by people who don't necessarily have the 
visitors best interests at heart?  For those folks who stick to well known 
corporate sights, this shouldn't effect their web browsing.  But for those 
who stray into other parts of the web, who knows?  It also remains to be 
seen how this could be incorporated into email-based worms.  This certainly 
represents the nasty side of the Chain of Trust model.


More information about the thelist mailing list