Ron Rivest



One of the biggest talks at this year’s Black Hat Briefings was a presentation on the structural problem with digital certificate authorities by Moxie Marlinspike. The subsequent hack of Dutch certificate authority DigiNotar and a damning report on that attack only weeks later, and more recent reports of exploitable holes in both TLS and SSL only underscore the problems facing the entire PKI-based system for ensuring online identities.  

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