Sunday, October 8, 2017

SSL Secure Communications in XTension

My day job remains, happily, the Home Automation software XTension. We’ve managed to avoid creating a “cloud” for ourselves and yet have to weather lots of questions about data security. Especially for the Web Interfaces that we have customized for mobile clients or desktop clients. The truth is, if you’re willing to write a few numbers on a card in your wallet you can verify the serial number of the certificate from a public computer, and if you’re connecting from your own laptop or phone then your keychain will do that for you and it’s trivially simple to know if someone is performing a man-in-the-middle type attack despite the horrible brimstone and everybody is going to die warnings from your browser. Secure Communications in XTension

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