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The Dangers of Self-Signed Certificates

Self-Signed certificates are free, but not without cost. In this post you'll learn all about the dangers of self-signed certificates.


How many times have you started a new job, and the first thing you see on the company intranet is a “Your connection is not private” error message? Maybe you asked around and were directed to a wiki page. Of course, you probably had to click through the security warnings before actually viewing that page. If you are security-minded, this probably bothers you, but because you have a new job to do, you accept the warning and proceed to jump through the hoops of installing the…