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O/T: fake identity seal was: RE: M$ CD patches

  • From: Michel Py
  • Date: Sun Feb 22 23:22:55 2004

By popular demand, I put back the "fingerprint" version of the authentic
fake identity seal; go to move the
mouse cursor over the yellow padlock on the left. Might look a little
bright on some platforms, gamma 1.8. My HTML is not quite sophisticated
enough so it can detect Macs and pop a 2.2 gamma image instead.



-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of
Michel Py
Sent: Saturday, February 21, 2004 3:31 PM
To: Sean Donelan
Cc: nanog list
Subject: RE: M$ CD patches

> Sean Donelan wrote:
> Regardless of the distribution method, geniune Microsoft
> patches are always cryptographically signed by Microsoft.
> Whether consumers can figure out how to check the signature
> is a different question.

Lots can't. I recently put a fake "identity seal" on my personal web
site (go to and put the mouse cursor
over the padlock on the left).

It's completely bogus: not only the artwork has been greatly inspired by
Comodo's thing (view the real thing here:
logo.html) when the actual SSL certificate comes from, but
it also works even if you view the insecure page

Besides, I do not have a credit card processing system, although I do
accept donations in cash and gold bullions.

So, what you're looking at is nothing more than a little photoshop and

Guess what: I have received many questions that say in substance "how
much does it cost to get the same seal as yours and can you come install
it on my web server?"