Re: [therightkey] DNSNMC deprecates Certificate Authorities and fixes HTTPS security

Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman@vpnc.org> Wed, 01 January 2014 18:40 UTC

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On Jan 1, 2014, at 10:22 AM, Jacob Appelbaum <jacob@appelbaum.net> wrote:

> I do control the private key for the aforementioned intermediate
> certificate[0] authority. :)

No, you really do not. As you certainly know, that attack only applied to a very limited number of CAs in the root piles at the time. I I remember correctly, it applied to zero of them approximately six months later. Please don't overstate the results of the excellent research that you did; doing so diminishes the research.

--Paul Hoffman