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By Ken G. ·
Hey guys,

Just a quick question:

In Windows XP Pro why are there two certificates in the Certificates Manager under Untrusted Certificates labled Microsoft Corp., issued by VeriSign, marked as "Fraudlent, NOT Microsoft," but in the Properties dialog the "Enable all purposes for this certificate" radio button is enabled.

Am I being a little paranoid here or is there any cause for alarm? TIA

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by jonno112 In reply to Root Certificates

Check this site out. This is a pretty old subject.


http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS01-017.mspx

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by Ken G. In reply to Root Certificates

Right, I've heard the story. Question is though, "Do these certificates belong on my sytem?"

Should I delete them??

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by jonno112 In reply to Root Certificates

No don't delete them Ken, they are there so they cannot be used again.

Example,if you go to a site that has certificate authentication and if those certificates come up you will be warned that they are invalid. because they are in the untrusted zone.

Does that make it a little clearer.

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by Ken G. In reply to

Sure does, it was the, "Enable for all purposes" thing that threw me off. Can't Microsoft be a little clearer in their descriptions? Just like the MMC consoles -- counter intuitive. Thanks jonno.

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