Re: SSL Certificate - Self-Generated vs 3rd Party ?

From: Alun Jones (
Date: 03/11/03

From: (Alun Jones)
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 22:44:59 GMT

In article <b4kt6o$e60$>, "Mark H. Wood"
<mwood@mhw.ULib.IUPUI.Edu> wrote:
>Interesting. Purchasing cert.s via email from some host claiming to
>be Verisign is considered more secure than hand delivery of home-baked
>cert.s by people known to each other by sight. Who'd a thunk it?

Shows what a good job Verisign et al have done on the marketing. I wonder
what would happen if they turned as much energy towards security and


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