Internet Addressing Flaw Fears Extend to E-Mail, Other Online Services
Kaminsky even indicated that the Secure Socket Layer, or SSL, is also vulnerable. SSL certificates are what results in the "key" being displayed when you're shopping at a secure site, indicating to you that your data is being encrypted and secured as it travels over the wire. Not everyone is so concerned, however. VeriSign, one of the leaders in SSL certificates, is playing down those fears. A representative indicated that the company has known of this flaw for "many years" and has "basically engineered around [it]."
Why the company didn't bother to tell anyone else remains to be seen. Way to be a team player there, VeriSign. [Source: CNN, and BBC News]