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are DigiNotar certificates safe, because it reads they are not trusted. can they be safely removed?

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in firefox options, privacy and security, certificates, there are 2 DigiNotar server certificates listed; DigiNotar Root CA and DigiNotar PKIoverheid CA Organisatie- G2.

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in firefox options, privacy and security, certificates, there are 2 DigiNotar server certificates listed; DigiNotar Root CA and DigiNotar PKIoverheid CA Organisatie- G2. about:preferences#privacy

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philipp
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hi 1scotch, firefox contains these diginotar certificates in order to know to actively distrust them in case it ever comes across them in the wild, so it's best to leave them in place.

hi 1scotch, firefox contains these diginotar certificates in order to know to actively distrust them in case it ever comes across them in the wild, so it's best to leave them in place.
James
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diginotar certificates have been distrusted for a long time like say 3.6.22

People have mistakenly thought they were trusted or should be removed simply because they were listed.


a comment from Bug 699759 - Firefox 7 still contains Diginotar certificates on ubuntu and debian

Instead of simply removing DigiNotar, we have added special DigiNotar replacement certificates, that have the effect of explicitly distrusting the old DigiNotar certificates.
diginotar certificates have been distrusted for a long time like say 3.6.22 People have mistakenly thought they were trusted or should be removed simply because they were listed. a comment from Bug 699759 - Firefox 7 still contains Diginotar certificates on ubuntu and debian <blockquote>Instead of simply removing DigiNotar, we have added special DigiNotar replacement certificates, that have the effect of explicitly distrusting the old DigiNotar certificates.</blockquote>

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interesting. thank you gentlemen.

interesting. thank you gentlemen.
cor-el
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See also: *[https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=829677#c10 Bug 829677#c10] - Remove cert entries for Actively Distrusted certs (<i>please do not comment in bug reports<br>https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=etiquette.html</i>)