Black Hat: SSL and the Future of Authenticity

The inherent problems with the certificate authority infrastructure have been known for a long time, but they’ve become even more obvious with the news of the recent compromise of DigiNotar, which resulted in the issuance of a slew of fraudulent SSL certificates. In this talk from the Black Hat USA conference earlier this month, Moxie Marlinspike discusses the issues with CAs and his suggestion to replace the whole infrastructure.

The inherent problems with the certificate authority infrastructure have been known for a long time, but they’ve become even more obvious with the news of the recent compromise of DigiNotar, which resulted in the issuance of a slew of fraudulent SSL certificates. In this talk from the Black Hat USA conference earlier this month, Moxie Marlinspike discusses the issues with CAs and his suggestion to replace the whole infrastructure.

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