How do certificates aid in security? I know it has something to do with proving identity.
Is there an example or analogy to help understand this?
Also what are the different types of certificates?
On January 14, Canonical published in a security notice details about an NSS vulnerability for its Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 11.10, and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS operating systems.
According to Canonical, fraudulent security certificates could have allowed sensitive information to be exposed when accessing the Internet.
It was discovered that two intermediate CA certificate
I was busy studying SSL certificates and i know that certificates are used for
Authentication, which verifies the identity of someone or something.
Privacy, which ensures that information is only available to the intended audience.
Encryption, which disguises information so that unauthorized readers are unable to decipher it.
Digital signatures, which provide non repudiation and message integrit