April 30, 2017

The Internet Taken by the Horns: WikiLeaks, Certificate Authorities, and Apache

September 8, 2011 Joe Purcell

The internet is a universe of information. Just like in reality, not everyone is permitted to go wherever they like, thus, we have military, fences, and signs that say “Employees Only”. On the internet we just have Certificate Authorities (CA), usernames, and passwords. While WikiLeaks’ complete database was released, the internet has been taken by the horns with the breach at the CA DigiNotar and security vulnerabilities in Apache and other software. […]