Interesting talk about SSL #security
... and authenticity by Moxie Marlinspike at BlackHat USA 2011.
If you just want the funny story, listen to the first 3 minutes. More hilarity ensues, though - contacting the original author of SSL at Netscape, for instance.
Convergence sounds like an interesting development. To hell with CA-authorities!
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