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I just configured and installed a free SSL certificate from Let's Encrypt. It's great, and very easy to set up.
However in this post-Snowden era, I was wondering how secure this really is. For instance the procedure never asks you to create a private key, instead they magically create one for you. That's great and all, but has anyone looked at how secure this really is?
Note: I've seen related questions like this. However that is about how secure the "process" is (against hacking) and is assuming the certificates are secure in itself. I'm more worried about about security of the certificate and the resulting encryption.