Thursday, November 15, 2007

The importance of good certificates and sensible names

I was looking at the latest beta of SOAP UI today and decided to try the web start version to have a play with a few of the features. I dutifully accepted the first cert which was without a root key but appears to be from eviware who write this software.....

... but my nerve failed when I saw this certificate:

I am sure just downloading the software is about as secure; but it did remind me of the importance of using sensible names when you are trying to get somebody to trust you.

Update: A friend gave me a explanation for this rather strange certificate. It comes with this crypto library.

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