Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mac OS X Can't Properly Revoke Dodgy Digital Certificates CIO.com

A programming glitch in Apple's OS X operating system is making it hard for Mac users to tell their computers not to trust digital certificates, exacerbating an ongoing security problem with a Dutch certificate authority that was recently hacked.

Mac users began reporting problems Tuesday when they tried to revoke digital certificates issued by DigiNotar, a Dutch company whose servers were compromised last month and used to issue fraudulent digital certificates. Mac users revoked the certificates on their computers, but still saw some sites that used those certificates being marked as trustworthy.

1 comment:

Julia Patrick said...

How many cases of hackers getting into digital certificates, even governmental ones. It puts me under a great doubt whether to purchase such a certificate or not.

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