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Can someone explain these "root certificate" updates MS puts out?

Discussion in 'Computer Talk' started by nemt, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. nemt

    nemt Chieftain

    Aug 3, 2006
    What exactly do they do? I've read the wikipedia article, but I still don't really get what they're for.
  2. Chairman Meow

    Chairman Meow Class IV

    Oct 3, 2003
    In an optical fiber
    Root certificates are the encryption keys that your web browser uses for connecting to secure HTTP sites. The point of having the root certificates is that they provide a way for a site to identify itself, using the credibility of the companies that issued the root certificate, such as Verisign, to establish the identity of the site you're connecting to.

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