Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Aug 2008 13:23 UTC, submitted by irbis
Mozilla & Gecko clones Firefox 3.0, released not too long ago, was generally well-received. It added a load of new features, while also providing much-needed speed improvements and better memory management. Some new features, however, have met more resistance - one of them is the rather complicated user interface thrown at users when they reach a website with an invalid or expired SSL certificate.
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Cert Authority System's Fault
by braddock on Fri 29th Aug 2008 13:50 UTC
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This is not the fault of Firefox as much as it is the fault of the completely dysfunctional Certificate Authority system currently in place.

If I could AFFORD a valid cert, I wouldn't have a self-signed cert, and wouldn't direct all my users to use un-encrypted HTTP on my site.

The Mozilla foundation should step up to the plate and recognize a saner community-based non-profit certificate authority. They have the market share to make this happen. They control this now based on what certs they choose to ship with. Now is the time.

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