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Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:42:47 -0500
From: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: xchat/hexchat don't properly verify SSL certificates

On Thu 2015-01-29 18:04:52 -0500, Reed Loden wrote:
> You're welcome to check the "Accept invalid SSL certificates" box in that
> case, but the default should be that SSL/TLS certificates are correctly
> validated. :)

Agreed.  This is 2015.  The default stance for any network-facing tool
that claims to use TLS should be to validate certificates.  Anything
less is a vulnerability, and should be treated as such.


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