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#1 daffsbro

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 02:53 PM

Hello, My friend wants to buy a firefox encryption certificate so that his internet browsing will be more secure but I do not know how to buy one or install one or use one can you please give me some basic info about what it is and so on a link would be okay also

ALSO do you know a website I can buy one?

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 03:03 PM

http://www.practicalpc.co.uk/computing/win.../xpencrypt3.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Certificate-based_encryption
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Posted 10 June 2007 - 03:04 PM

His computer is Windows XP Home does it work the same?

I didnt see were to buy it....

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 03:54 PM

Yes, Home and Pro are the same. Try a google for "encryption certificate" (without the quotes) and you'll see lot's of hits for it.
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Posted 10 June 2007 - 04:10 PM

I cant find any We need one that will

encrypt his internet usage
he can use it on firefox
low cost

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 04:57 PM

Here are two possibilties:
http://www.verisign.com/
http://www.thawte.com/home.html

Never used either of them, but they are very well known. I followed usasma's google suggestion and found many.

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 07:18 PM

wow thoughs cost alot,
So this guy Im working on his computer and his friends are telling him he should get this becuase he uses his credit card on the internet I need help talking him out of this, HE DOES NOT NEED THIS to use his credit card safely

He just needs to scan for spyware and keyloggers like every 2-3 days
and his anti-virus scans daily
windows firewall on


Isn't that enough? Does he really need an SSL Cert.

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 07:11 AM

I've been shopping online with a credit card since the mid-1990's and have never had my credit card stolen. But, if you trust the wrong people, you can expect it to happen regularly.

FWIW - I only buy from merchants who have a hint of color in the 5th star of the 5 star rating system at http://www.pricegrabber.com/
Beware of eBay and other similiar sites - and use a PayPal account to help prevent compromise of your credit card. But then you've gotta beware of the phishing scams for PayPal and eBay!

Also, some credit card companies have "one use" credit card numbers for use by their customers - that way, if the number is stolen, you'll know who did it.

I'd suggest that he ask his friends (who are eagerly telling him how to spend his money) where their encryption certificates are. With friends like those he need not fear being ripped off online - because the "friends" will drain all of his money before he gets online!
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Posted 11 June 2007 - 09:00 PM

lol nice Ill let him know that, Im also going to tell him if he has a keylogger encryption is not going to help so he just needs to scan for viruses and spyware alot dont pay $100 a year for a Cert.




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