Firefox 3 SSL certificate warnings
Posted Aug 28, 2008 9:21 UTC (Thu) by epa
Parent article: Firefox 3 SSL certificate warnings
Surely the key issue is this: why do you present pages of frightening warnings for a self-signed certificate, but no warning at all if your browsing is entirely in the clear? A self-signed certificate is not less safe than unencrypted http. It may not be any more safe; it shouldn't get the padlock icon or glowing green bar; but to treat it as highly dangerous while not even raising an eyebrow for unencrypted browsing will just encourage people to not set up https sites (unless they are willing to pay the protection money) and stick with plain http. Which is surely not improving anyone's security.
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