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Re: Does your Certifying Authority have a clue who you are? Do theycare?

  • From: Adi Linden
  • Date: Fri Dec 05 10:31:02 2003

While the ssl certificate is meant to verify the owners identity, as a 
consumer I would never trust a ssl certificate for that purpose. It does 
provide a reasonable effort to keep information between me and the server 
confidential. That's worth something, I guess.