I’m back from a week in Jamaica. The Missus and I went down for a wedding and had a great time. Now we’re back and being hit with snow and the realization that I’m leaving to finish my MLIS in six days’ time. Time flies when you’re having fun.
It looks like we missed a lot of news while we were away and we’re still catching up. My RSS reader is a disaster area. It took me until this afternoon to get to the (week-old) news that security researchers managed to forge web site certificates with ease. From Ed Felton:
“Now we can understand what the researchers accomplished: they showed how to forge a certificate corresponding to any address on the Web. For example, they can forge a certificate that allows themselves, or you, or me, or anybody, to impersonate amazon.com, or freedom-to-tinker.com, or maybe even fbi.gov. That is supposed to be impossible, for obvious reasons.“