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Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 02:46:23 -0600
From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
CC: Dag-Erling Smørgrav <des@....no>,
        Alistair Crooks <agc@...src.org>, Josh Bressers <bressers@...hat.com>
Subject: Re: upstream source code authenticity checking

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On 04/26/2013 02:25 AM, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com> writes:
>> This makes no sense. So you don't trust their signature because
>> they have to "earn trust", but you do trust their software and
>> you compile and run it? That's literally insane.
> 
> This is exactly the logic used by web browsers to justify scaring
> users away from https sites that haven't payed the Verisign tax...
> 
> DES

Huh? That makes no sense. There's at least one free CA that has a root
cert in most browsers (http://cert.startcom.org/). I'm sorry but your
comment in this context doesn't appear to make any sense.

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Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT)
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