Elena ``of Valhalla''

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Brane Dump: It's 10pm, do you know where your SSL certificates are?
This is where Certificate Transparency comes in. This protocol, which works as part of the existing CA ecosystem, requires CAs to publish every certificate they issue, in order for the certificate to be considered “valid” by browsers and other user agents. While it doesn’t guarantee to prevent misissuance, it does mean that a CA can’t cover up or try to minimise the impact of a breach or other screwup – their actions are fully public, for everyone to see.

Much of Certificate Transparency’s power, however, is diminished if nobody is looking at the certificates which are being published. That is why I have launched sslaware.com, a site for searching the database of logged certificates.

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