[Bitcoin-development] Dedicated server for bitcoin.org, your thoughts?
robert at mckay.com
Sun Dec 8 22:27:17 UTC 2013
On Sun, 8 Dec 2013 13:14:44 -0800, Gregory Maxwell wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 1:07 PM, Drak <drak at zikula.org> wrote:
>> Simple verification relies on being able to answer the email sent to
>> person in the whois records, or standard admin/webmaster@ addresses
>> to prove
>> ownership of the domain
> Godaddy and many other CA's are verified from nothing other than a
> http fetch, no email involved.
It's just as easy to steal emails via a BGP or DNS redirect anyway..
you could even take over the actual domain at the registry level by
stealing a password reset via BGP or DNS redirect and actually many
registries will hand over control of a domain by faxing them a forged
driving license in the owner's name anyway so it doesn't even really
need to be a particularly sophisticated attacker. Once you have registry
control of the domain it's easy enough to get an SSL cert too, probably
even an 'extended validation' one.
When Afghanistan was taken over the entire .af TLD was probably
transferred using a forged fax to ICANN
but I guess that's a little different :p
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