StartSSL: a Certification Authority with a heart
Nov 03, 2009, 22:32 (0 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to Gianlorenzo
Cipparrone for this link. ]
"Linux Security: So, first of all: on your site you
have a strong statement, basically against “big” CAs,
charging a lot of money for certificates, whereas StartSSL only
charges users when human work is involved. Could you tell me more
"Eddy Nigg: Right! But let me explain you more about that
because it’s not all thatsimple. First of all, we are not
against any certification authority neither big nor small –
we perhaps view things differently and have different goals.
Actually we believe that those which invented a great tool for
securing our online traffic and data did a great job, but failed to
make it popular and make it highly available to the masses, mostly
due to their business models and decisions.
"Our online privacy and security is every day challenged by an
ever increasing barrage of phishing attempts, fraud attempts,
invasion of privacy by man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks and more.
It’s therefore utterly important to protect ourselves
accordingly. Secure point-to-point encryption and proper
identification are one of those tools which help us stay protected
when online, but also allows us to build relations and perform all
kinds of trade despite the enormous distances."