Fraudulent certificates in the wild — again
Posted Jan 9, 2013 17:27 UTC (Wed) by giraffedata
In reply to: Fraudulent certificates in the wild — again
Parent article: Fraudulent certificates in the wild — again
The "profitable business" only has to last until it's paid for its purchase
This is equally true of Verisign and Symantec (with the Verisign version being "until it's paid for what it could have sold for.")
And that was my point: the fact that the SSL CA business transferred from one company to another doesn't tell us whether the business has a future. (If you look closely, you see I haven't argued that SSL CAs are here to stay; I argued that the transfer to Symantec is not evidence of that).
... not even that long if you believe you can sell it to a bigger sucker
... Since nobody in the stock market has apparently heard of periods of time longer than a quarter ...
Give me a reason to believe that Verisign likes long-lived businesses more than Symantec, that Verisign is less interested in the stock market, or is a smaller sucker than Symantec, and then we have evidence, together with the sale of the SSL CA business, that SSL CAs are doomed. That wasn't present in the original post.
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