Thunderbird and Pretty Easy Privacy - current status

Matt Harris unicorn.consulting at gmail.com
Sat Feb 27 06:28:32 UTC 2016


On 27/02/2016 3:17 AM, Nathan Tuggy wrote:
>
> It’s a sad day when privacy-oriented, bug-savvy Thunderbird 
> contributors can’t recognize a CAcert <http://www.cacert.org/>-signed 
> website.
>
>No  it is reflective of my concerns,  are we going to have these sort of 
meaningless errors just pop up in Thunderbird as well?  It might be a 
sad day,  but our users are not privacy oriented,  bug savy or 
contributors.  They just want the link they clicked to work.  To 
paraphrase what I have been told many times.  I do not care where it 
goes,  or if it is malicious or not,  that is why I have an anti virus 
program.

Mozilla refused to include CAcert Bug 215243 
<https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=215243> refers.  That was 
back in 2009.  The last update at CAcert was in 2010.  Their todo 
<http://wiki.cacert.org/Audit/ToDo>list refers.

Is P=P based on using certificates from a CA that can not get itself 
integrated into Firefox?  I really do not know as to view the source 
code I need to trust an organization that I am not exactly sure I do 
trust, and the web site is really devoid of any other information at all 
about what he technology is,  or how it is proposed to work.


Matt
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