Alexander Klink wrote:
Granted, if this is a "real" CA. But if you use it like in my PoC not
for the typical CA scenario, but for user tracking, you could put all
kinds of data in the certificate.
That's right. Still I believe that the generation of a private key and
issuance of the certificate is pretty "noisy". However I agree, some
explanation would be better. Obviously on a CA, this process is
explained at the web site, but as in your scenario, the user isn't
supposed to know a lot about it....There is something to your claim....
Tracking visitors in an unnoticed way over several domains is typically
not as easy as this, I believe.
Well ,well... ;-)
I've actually tested that again and it also works in Firefox 1.5 - and
even "better" there, because the certificate installation does not show
any dialog at all.
Right! In 1.5 no "Installation Message" appears, which in 2.0 has been
corrected. I suggest to file a bug with the request to change the
default settings for handling certificate authentication. Please send
the bug number, so we can vote for it...