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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Everyone is missing the point
by justinbest on Fri 29th Aug 2008 16:10 UTC
justinbest
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2006-06-29

It seems everyone is missing the point here. Sites with invalid SSL certificates ARE broken. When inexperienced users visit these sites, and give up because they're unsure as to the authenticity of the site, that's a GOOD thing. It's exactly what is supposed to happen (users don't enter their personal info in a site they can't trust). It also encourages sites to actually maintain a valid cert from a trusted CA.

With SSL certificates issued by a trusted CA available for under $10 (http://www.namecheap.com/learn/other-services/ssl-certificates.asp) there's no excuse for failing to keep a valid SSL cert up on your site.

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