Self-signed certificates in production point to a failure of SSL

Thursday, 17 July 2008, 3:26 PM EST

I am realising that, although the problem that many Firefox users have with self-signed certificates points to a failure in software design (this is not a stab at Firefox, rather a testament to how difficult it is to design software to suit a diverse user base), it really points to a failure of SSL. Why do we have such large numbers of self-signed certificates in the first place? Why isn't everyone using valid certificates?

At Ivan Ristic's blog.

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