Thanks to Edward Snowden we have learned a lot about threats from various(although mostly US) governments. We started to think more about secure technologies and cryptography. I was advertising high security standards even before the Snowden’s leaks. Some of my friends thought that I was being paranoid. Now everyone knows better than to trust RSA or any of their products. Everyone is aware of malware designed by intelligence agencies. Universal snooping isn’t an Orwell’s fantasy anymore, it’s reality.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you should have heard about Comodo hack, which has happened earlier this year. Almost the same has happened last week, when an unidentified hacker(presumably from Iran) hacked Dutch security firm’s server and issued hundreds of bogus certificates. These incidents make us doubt the current certificate system and rightfully so, but what can we do? Well, check the video below to see some suggestions and the new insights into the problem from Black Hat USA 2011 security conference.