Aussie hackers set security free

A group of Sydney based hackers are poised to revolutionize global information security with CAcert, a non profit, community project which provides free certificate authority (CA) services used for authentication and encryption.

Certificates are typically associated with 'trusted' companies that specialize in security technology, but CAcert's philosophy is to provide everyone with the right to security and privacy, not just people running e-commerce Web sites.

The project's founder and president Duane Groth told Computerworld determining the level of 'trust' in a CA is a "very tricky thing". LinuxWorld | Aussie hackers set security free

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 19th October 2006 12:46AM