SSH inventor warns that IT security's getting worse
Tatu Ylonen, the fellow who gave the world SSH encryption, says that IT security is shot to hell.
Ylonen invented SSH encryption as an open protocol in the 1990s. This was controversial at the time because the US was trying to force vendors to install a key-escrow system in every product so it could snuffle encrypted data with some ease.
Talking to Network World, Ylonen said that things were getting worse and consumer privacy is disappearing totally. He said that SSL is being blamed but the problem isn't the protocol itself but the key infrastructure. This was highlighted by people stealing from the certificate authorities. He said that SSL was less useful than ever because it is too easy for someone to break the encryption itself by creating fake certificates.
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