SSL replacement proposal made by security expert Moxie Marlinspike, last August at the Black Hat Conference (called 'Convergence'), is gaining some momentum, particularly after the recent hacker attacks on DigiNotar, GlobalSign, Comodo and other SSL certificate authorities that have resulted in fake certificates coming into use on the web, including a fake Google certificate, since revoked. Marlinspike thinks this whole system — which props up the multi-million-dollar certificate authority business today — should be dumped in favor of the idea of the user more directly controlling how the browser trusts certificates based on so-called Convergence "notaries" proving online feedback about what to trust.
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|DNS Security||Registry Services|
|IP Addressing||White Space|
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