[Security] TLS Certificates Verification

Jonathan Schleifer js-xmpp-security at webkeks.org
Tue Aug 19 12:07:00 CDT 2008

"Eric Rescorla" <ekr at rtfm.com> wrote:

> Why is it desirable to use an SAS here? A short, secret key printed
> on the top of the STB seems much more convenient.

Uhm, isn't SAS more or less like a short secret key? If you verify an
SAS or a short fingerprint (but fingerprints are never short!), where
is the difference?

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