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Re: as trustworthy as the hierarchical CA system currently in place...

From: Adrian Gschwend <ktk@netlabs.org>
Date: Sun, 04 Mar 2012 22:37:10 +0100
Message-ID: <4F53E086.6030307@netlabs.org>
To: public-webid@w3.org
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On 04.03.12 18:04, elf Pavlik wrote:

> How can a web-of-trust be useful, if all the trust is based on a 
> trust system that has been shown to be untrustworthy for more than
> a decade?"

Your friend misses the point of a web of trust:

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Its decentralized trust model is an alternative to the centralized
trust model of a public key infrastructure (PKI), which relies
exclusively on a certificate authority (or a hierarchy of such). As
with computer networks, there are many independent webs of trust, and
any user (through their identity certificate) can be a part of, and a
link between, multiple webs.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_of_trust
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So it is the opposite of a hierarchical CA system. It is up to each
participant to decide how much trust he/she has with others.

BTW about his article: Published on: Apr 04 2012

Interesting ;-)

cu

Adrian


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Adrian Gschwend
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