[TriLUG] Thawte WoT
purvis at melete.org
Wed Oct 14 12:02:11 EDT 2009
This definitely sucks. There are, in fact, several providers of free
S/MIME certs; the Mozilla folks have compiled a list here:
...Although that list hasn't been updated with the Thawte changes
(it's a little dated). Those who have an existing S/MIME cert from
Thawte will also be offered a chance for a free one-year Verisign
S/MIME cert instead, so at least you've got a year to find something
else that works for you.
On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 11:58 AM, Brian McCullough <bdmc at bdmcc-us.com> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Some of you may already know, but I thought I would spread the word.
> Verisign, the new ( a decade ago ) owner of Thawte, has decided to shut down the Thawte Web of Trust, and cancel all of their free Certificates as of the 16th of next month. They have offered to give users of their free Certificates a little time to convert them to paid Certificates, but from now on, if you want a free Certificate, you must get it from CAcert.
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