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Ditching Dutch Digital Certs

It is rare that Microsoft, the Mozilla Foundation and Google agree on anything. But all three believe that DigiNotar, a digital cert vendor from Holland, is bad news. The trio revoked the company's offerings -- first because of fraudulent certs (which came from a hacker, not the vendor), and second because DigiNotar responded so poorly to the incident.

The Dutch government also gave the company a vote of no confidence.

I checked out the DigiNotar Web site, and the company is offering an olive branch to the Dutch government in hopes to resolve all issues. We'll see. But in the meantime, it seems best to steer clear of these certs.

Posted by Doug Barney on 09/07/2011 at 1:18 PM


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