After many attacks on X.509 and the internet PKI infrastructure, it became clear, that the current state does not meet the requirements for the upcoming challenges for secure internet communication in the future. CAs have been completely compromised, and weak cryptography used by PKIs has been broken in practice to issue rouge certificates. So there is a need for an alternative how to establish a binding between your public key and your identity. The EFF will present their proposal to improve the security of SSL/TLS connections this evening at the congress.
See the talk, Day 3, 23:00, Saal 3.
Author: Erik Tews