Measuring and Applying Invalid SSL Certificates: The Silent Majority

  title={Measuring and Applying Invalid SSL Certificates: The Silent Majority},
  author={Taejoong Chung and Yabing Liu and David R. Choffnes and Dave Levin and Bruce M. Maggs and Alan Mislove and Christo Wilson},
  booktitle={Internet Measurement Conference},
SSL and TLS are used to secure the most commonly used Internet protocols. As a result, the ecosystem of SSL certificates has been thoroughly studied, leading to a broad understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the certificates accepted by most web browsers. Prior work has naturally focused almost exclusively on "valid" certificates--those that standard browsers accept as well-formed and trusted--and has largely disregarded certificates that are otherwise "invalid." Surprisingly, however… CONTINUE READING

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