SSL is fundamentally flawed - Google is the latest victim

Google reported another incident of unauthorized issuance of SSL certificates. SSL certificates are used for establishment web of site authenticity. SSL gives users assurances that the site, they are accessing, is indeed the desired web site rather than a fake, created by malicious 3rd parties.

Successful attack on the Indian Controller of Certifying Authorities resulted in unauthorized issuance of certificates for several Google domains. Individuals in possession of fake certificates can mimic Google sites and lure potential victims to give away passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive information without realizing that sites are not genuine but rather fake.

The fundamental problem with the SSL is that it's security is is based on trust to limited number of commercial organizations (VerySign, Symantec etc.) who are given means to issue certificates to web sites. In theory, these are highly protected, honest and trustworthy organizations. In reality, if history is of any lesson, trusted certificate issuers are as likely to fall victims of an attack as any other organization (Hello Target and mass leakage of credit card numbers. Curious minds are encouraged to check out the Comodo and DigiNotar story also).

NameCoin as oppose to SSL does not rely on trusted issuers for it's names, but rather employes peer-to-peer, decentralized model. The integrity of NameCoin names can't be compromised by attacks against organizations or individuals, involved in NameCoin. There is no single point of failure. The latest Google incident as well as prior attacks on Comodo and DigiNotar are impossible to execute against NameCoin domains.

SecureDolphin relies on NameCoin for secure storage and exchange of cryptographic keys that can be used for encryption of E-mail and other forms of communication as well as secure sign-on with no password transmission over network. SecureDolphin Chrome extension provides easy and convenient tools for E-mail encryption and decryption right in the GMail window.