CAs for spies?

Steve Bellovin smb at
Tue May 25 11:01:23 EDT 2004

Have you ever wondered what CA a spy agency would trust?  In the case 
of the Mossad, it's Thawte.

Go to
and click "Contact Us" or "Application Form".  You'll get an 
SSL-protected connection, with a 1024-bit RSA key (with MD5) in a 
certificate issued by Thawte.  The connection itself used 256-bit AES.

		--Steve Bellovin,

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