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The US DoD operates their own private PKI, complete with their own private CA root certificates. The reasons they do this are twofold. First, it's a cost measure. You may think that a $14 certificate isn't a big expense, but when you issue hundreds of thousands of certificates annually, those costs multiply fast. The other reason is most of their ...


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Why the Error? A quick look at the certificate details shows that the top level of the path is "DoD Root CA 3". Otherwise, the details of this certificate show these connections are just as secure (in theory) as any commercial certificate. So, the only problem is that the top level of the authority chain is the Department of Defense which is not a "...


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Certificates are a matter of trust. When you use the default certificate list from Firefox (resp. Chrome, resp ...), you trust the all the certificate issuers from that list to only issue certificates to legitimate sites (or persons) for legitimate purposes. Issuers should normally publish the policies that they use when delivering certificates, and the ...


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I don't think that the development itself is so much of a problem if done alone, offline and with proper disc encryption and if the software never gets distributed. But, if you need help in development you need to communicate with others or at least get information from the internet. It might for example be that the developer forums you visit are ...


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