This announcement means that Dropbox never had any mechanism to prevent
employees from accessing your files, and it means that Dropbox never had
the crypto smarts to ensure the privacy of your files and never had the
smarts to only decrypt the files for you. It turns out, they keep their
keys on their servers, and anyone with clearance at Dropbox or anyone that
manages to hack into their servers would be able to get access to your
-- Miguel de
Apple has made it possible for almost anybody — a jealous spouse, a private
detective — with access to your phone or computer to get detailed
information about where you've been.
in the Guardian (via Boing
Honest Achmed's uncles may invite some of their friends to issue certificates
as well, in particular their cousins Refik and Abdi or "RA" as they're known.
Honest Achmed's uncles assure us that their RA can be trusted, apart from that
one time when they lent them the keys to the car, but that was a one-off that
won't happen again.
Honest Achmed promises to studiously verify that payment from anyone requesting
a certificate clears before issuing it (except for his uncles, who are good for
credit). Achmed guarantees that no certificate will be issued without payment
having been received, as per the old latin proverb "nil certificati sine
requests addition to Mozilla's root certificate store
Honest Achmed is at least more honest than Comodo.
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