Honest Achmed is my CA of Choice
Posted: Thu, 7 July 2011 | permalink | No comments
It’s not often that you get clarity and transparency from a Certificate Authority, so it’s good to see that Honest Achmed has requested his CA root certificate be included in Firefox. Really, how can you not trust a guy whose name is “Honest Achmed”, and who has such a strong and clear-cut verification statement:
Honest Achmed promises to studiously verify that payment from anyone requesting a certificate clears before issuing it (except for his uncles, who are good for credit). Achmed guarantees that no certificate will be issued without payment having been received, as per the old latin proverb “nil certificati sine lucre”.
His response to Mozilla’s CA Recommended Practices is forthright and trustworthy, too:
Honest Achmed promises to abide by these practices. If he’s found not to abide by them, he’ll claim it was a one-off slip-up in procedures and that policies have been changed to ensure that it doesn’t happen again. If it does happen again, he’ll blame it on one of his uncles or maybe his cousin, who still owes him some money for getting the car fixed.
I’m getting all my SSL certificates from Honest Achmed. He can’t be any worse than Comodo…
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