[cabfpub] Question on CT: Monitoring

Rob Stradling rob.stradling at comodo.com
Fri Dec 20 22:24:29 UTC 2013

On 20/12/13 21:49, Eddy Nigg (StartCom Ltd.) wrote:
> On 12/20/2013 11:42 PM, From Rob Stradling:
>> On 20/12/13 21:19, Eddy Nigg (StartCom Ltd.) wrote:
>>> Allow me to annoying again...
>>> CAs don't need CT to monitor and review their issued certificates (and
>>> process thereof). They are REQUIRED and MUST do that already today...
>> AIUI, whoever breached DigiNotar was able to misissue certs and
>> prevent these certs from appearing in DigiNotar's database of issued
>> certs.
> Just for the record, Diginotar knew it was breached and also revoked
> some certificates at the earlier stages, but continued operation and
> cover-up which just made it worse.

Indeed.  However, apparently it took 9 days for them to discover the 
breach.  CT would've hopefully helped them notice quicker (and it 
certainly would've made a cover-up impossible!)

Rob Stradling
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