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Fuming Google tears Symantec a new one over rogue SSL certs

Donald Becker

This isn't a minor screw-up. This undermines the very purpose of a Certificate Authority.

I'm astonished that Google is giving them another chance, and that this isn't headline news everywhere.

There should a zero-tolerance policy for certificate authorities. Generating unauthorized certificates is a major breech of trust, and generating hundreds of them for an important and privacy-critical service such as Google is beyond any justification.

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