Re: [saag] Fwd: [widgets] New WD of Widgets 1.0: Digital Signatures spec published on March 31

Ben Laurie <benl@google.com> Mon, 06 April 2009 14:14 UTC

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Subject: Re: [saag] Fwd: [widgets] New WD of Widgets 1.0: Digital Signatures spec published on March 31
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On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 2:47 PM, Peter Gutmann <pgut001@cs.auckland.ac.nz> wrote:
> Ben Laurie <benl@google.com> writes:
>
>>I find it pretty annoying that signing widgets is described as a "trust and
>>quality assurance mechanism".
>
> It's a valid comment though.  A large-scale study (from Microsoft's malware
> research group) has shown that the majority of CA-certified signed malware is
> in the "severe" or "high-risk" category.  So seeing a signature on malware
> provides a high level of trust that this is the high-quality stuff you're
> seeing and not some cheap knockoff.

Awesome! Link?

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> Peter.
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