The keepers of the Internet have become acutely concerned about the Web's core trustworthiness.
Hackers cracked three companies that work with
the most popular Web browsers to ensure the authenticity of Web pages
where consumers type in sensitive information, such as account log-ons,
credit card numbers and personal data.
hacked firms are among more than 650 digital certificate authorities, or
CAs, worldwide that ensure that Web pages are the real deal when served
up by Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Apple's Safari and Google's Chrome.
a hacker gained access to digital certificate supplier DigiNotar this
summer and began issuing forged digital certificates for hundreds of Web
pages published by dozens of marquee companies.