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Author Topic: Mt. Gox signs with Verisign, who are Known Scammers according to Wikipedia  (Read 3117 times)
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August 31, 2011, 09:44:56 AM
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This is up on reddit
http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/jzv8a/mtgox_kk_tibanne_now_verified_by_verisign/

Which actually links to another reddit post
http://www.reddit.com/r/MtGox/comments/jzv75/mtgox_kk_tibanne_now_verified_by_verisign/

Which brings you to this Mt Gox post

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Dear Mt.Gox users,

We've been working hard on improving security since the hacking incident in June, and today we're proud to announce that Mt.Gox is the first Bitcoin exchange to be certified by VeriSign with the VeriSign Trust Seal.

The VeriSign Trust Seal is a certification that Mt.Gox’s user information security practices are in-line with internationally recognised standards. Anyone using browsers that can read Internet security certificates may note that their address bar changes colour the next time they visit Mt.Gox. This shows that your are accessing a certified secure website.

There were many stringent requirements Mt.Gox (Tibanne Co. Ltd.) had to meet in order to be certified, one of which being that VeriSign had to independently verify nearly all aspects of our business before approving us. Through this audit process we've proven that Mt.Gox is a safe, secure and transparent service whose security measures meet the highest standards of the Information Communications Technology industry.

We realize that this is a small step towards restoring the trust of our loyal users, and we look forward to delivering further substantial and meaningful improvements to our security in the coming weeks to ensure we continue to protect and support our users.

You can also find us listed on the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce website.

Safe trading,
-The Mt.Gox Team

Having never heard of this "Very sign" company before, I checked Wikipedia to find this shocking tidbit

In 2002, Verisign was sued for domain slamming – transferring domains from other registrars to themselves by making the registrants believe they were merely renewing their domain name. Although they were found not to have broken the law, they were barred from suggesting that a domain was about to expire or claim that a transfer was actually a renewal.

and

In September 2003, Verisign introduced a service called Site Finder, which redirected Web browsers to a search service when users attempted to go to nonexistent .com or .net domain names. ICANN asserted that Verisign had overstepped the terms of its contract with the U.S. Department of Commerce, which in essence grants Verisign the right to operate the DNS for .com and .net, and Verisign shut down the service

I was just kidding about never hearing of Verisign before, though the little blurbs are new information to me.   I think this obviously means everyone should be buying up Bitcoin right now, at $8.56, it is a steal.   

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August 31, 2011, 09:58:44 AM
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I was just kidding about never hearing of Verisign before

What was your point with posting a stupid thread?

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August 31, 2011, 10:01:17 AM
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I was just kidding about never hearing of Verisign before
What was your point with posting a stupid thread?

The internet has a system in place to adjust the average frequency of a really stupid post. If there isn't an average total of 100 really stupid posts per second added to the chain of content on the web, the difficulty of the internet decreases.

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August 31, 2011, 10:01:52 AM
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What was your point with posting a stupid thread?
My opinion on this thread differs from yours, lets start with that.  What is the stupid part about it, what can I do to fix this for you?

I find it interesting is all.  I still trust Mt Gox personally Smiley   Also, I did not see a thread about Gox signing with VeriSign, and I do find the information to be pretty important to users, and not everyone read every Bitcoin news source so may not have seen this information before.  I'm sorry.   Oh wait, no I'm not.

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August 31, 2011, 10:15:20 AM
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what can I do to fix this for you?

I'm quite sure there's nothing you can do. Others might be interested in how well Symantec runs the verification business though.



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August 31, 2011, 10:20:00 AM
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I'm quite sure there's nothing you can do.
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Others might be interested in how well Symantec runs the verification business though.
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August 31, 2011, 10:39:45 AM
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Thread redeemed!

Not really. The title and the completely irrelevant wikipedia quotes just put you in the troll category. I can't really figure out why you wanted that.

Anyway, I guess one of the things people would like to know about Verisign Trust Seal (which is different from just the SSL certs that provide no assurances more than that you exist) would be:

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The VeriSign Trust Seal comes with a daily site malware scan, providing assurance that a visited site is free of harmful malware attacks.

http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/introducing-verisign-trust-seal

But I don't really understand why MagicalTux would claim that their whole business has been audited just to get the Trust Seal. Sure, there's SOME auditing going on, but it's almost just a play on words.

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Authentication is an established and proven process used by VeriSign that shows the world that VeriSign has verified your identity and that you are the rightful owner or operator of your Web site.

http://www.verisign.com/trust-seal/features-benefits/

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They reassure webusers by telling them the website has been audited and authenticated.

http://www.tbs-certificates.co.uk/trust_seals.html.en

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August 31, 2011, 10:41:22 AM
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I was just kidding about never hearing of Verisign before
What was your point with posting a stupid thread?

The internet has a system in place to adjust the average frequency of a really stupid post. If there isn't an average total of 100 really stupid posts per second added to the chain of content on the web, the difficulty of the internet decreases.

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August 31, 2011, 10:42:18 AM
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But I don't really understand why MagicalTux would claim that their whole business has been audited just to get the Trust Seal. Sure, there's SOME auditing going on, but it's almost just a play on words.

Well, MagicalTux did give the last auditor a full copy of the database, including everyone's e-mail and passwords, so it's not as if we can assume he was accurate about what he was doing or what Symantec did.

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August 31, 2011, 10:50:01 AM
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Not really. The title and the completely irrelevant wikipedia quotes just put you in the troll category. I can't really figure out why you wanted that.
There seems to be a stick up your ass Smiley   Thread keeps on delivering with information regarding Verisign.  Let's go back to the title talk you bring up, jokingly made, but is it inaccurate?    The shit that Verisign has tried to pull as a company thinking it is okay to do despite being obvious was to take advantage of unknowing users.   I am just saying, if they were on the forums, Very Sign would have the "XXXXX" red things under their user name, and now we have Mt Gox working directly with them with a press release.

Just saying though, I do not believe there is some big conspiracy theory, but I think it is probable.

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August 31, 2011, 10:56:22 AM
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Thread keeps on delivering with information

Not thanks to you.

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is it inaccurate?

Yes.

Hint: Symantec owns and runs the trust business. It's still named VeriSign Trust Seal but has nothing to do with VeriSign-the-domain company.

http://www.symantec.com/business/theme.jsp?themeid=verisign-authentication-products
http://www.verisigninc.com/en_US/index.xhtml

You know what? This is documented on the Wikipedia entry you pulled those crappy quotes from. At the very top. Not possible to miss.

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I do not believe there is some big conspiracy theory, but I think it is probable.

Thanks, I wasn't sure until now but now I'm sure you're just trolling.
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August 31, 2011, 11:02:32 AM
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Thanks, I wasn't sure until now but now I'm sure you're just trolling.
You have to define trolling then, I brought to the table that I did not see on the forums yet, was kind of big news, something that asked questions, has brought answers, and you have helped make better.  Discussing things on a forum.  Sorry my opinion was not as fully backed up as yours, please allow people to change and learn, but hating or calling a troll, dear lord that term is being used/abused more than the term 'scammer' around these parts Sad


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August 31, 2011, 11:08:34 AM
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You have to define trolling then

Knowingly posting crap just to stir up a mess.

  • VeriSign are not "known scammers" by any measure
  • Wikipedia is in itself never a source
  • The Trust Seal acquired by MtGox has nothing to do with VeriSign-the-domain-company

If you want to discuss a news piece, then do that instead of posting stupid thread content with an even more stupid thread title. Let's just say I don't think this forum needs more of that.

(And .. wtf is up with your "I think it's probable this is a conspiracy")
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August 31, 2011, 11:09:43 AM
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Dude, have you really never heard of Verisign before this? They've been giving very basic certs for SSH and such for years. Any argument against them is an argument against ANY 'authority' giving certs.
I have of course heard of verisign lol.  However, I can say that if I had a gun to my head I could not accurately describe what it is exactly Verisign did or does.  That is why I just did a quick search to get a general answer, a gist of things if you will, ie Wikipedia.

I know why Gox is using them, and it is a good step in the right direction imo, those banners are nearly necessary for successful e-commerce now in days.


  • VeriSign are not "known scammers" by any measure
  • Wikipedia is in itself never a source
  • The Trust Seal acquired by MtGox has nothing to do with VeriSign-the-domain-company
- Your opinion.  I would very much say at this moment I am now in question of Verisign as a company when I was not before.
- It shouldn't be, but you are in denial if you don't think it is.
- Okay, thank you for contributing, now if you didn't say it in such a troll form it would be easier to take the information you are trying to spread, which I am finding useful btw, if you didn't to do it in such douche manner, but honestly I could care less, I am here for hard facts

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August 31, 2011, 11:13:58 AM
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They provide some sort of minimal levels of verifications but in the end, a company's trust should never be provided by some seal.png



How can you possibly see this and not trust me implicitly?

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August 31, 2011, 11:16:07 AM
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I am here for hard facts

You should start by asking yourself if that's what you're posting, then.

(PS: Thread title is still just plain wrong)
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August 31, 2011, 11:25:52 AM
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They provide some sort of minimal levels of verifications but in the end, a company's trust should never be provided by some seal.png



How can you possibly see this and not trust me implicitly?

Who do I write my check out to?

Aww. Seal no want check. Lookit dat face. Seal want bitcoins. Smiley

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August 31, 2011, 11:31:18 AM
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You should start by asking yourself if that's what you're posting, then.

(PS: Thread title is still just plain wrong)
I now have other shit to do, I do appreciate you coming in with links and information, I am sorry that not all threads on all forums are created with full case histories, but are sometimes filled with questions and confusion.  You will one day gain appreciation and knowledge of parody, ignorance, and perception.  I feel I have grown a little since this thread.  So it's pants off time and I have to go take care of that.

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August 31, 2011, 11:45:05 AM
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Mt Gox, would you like to impress us with your security related efforts? Than do ISO 27001 audit certification and maintain it in a good standing. Or something similar to that.

Slapping some image on the website and getting a port scan once or twice a day at a cost of 100$ a year is really nothing more than a marketing ploy to woo unwashed masses.

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August 31, 2011, 11:49:10 AM
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They provide some sort of minimal levels of verifications but in the end, a company's trust should never be provided by some seal.png



How can you possibly see this and not trust me implicitly?

Who do I write my check out to?

Aww. Seal no want check. Lookit dat face. Seal want bitcoins. Smiley

I'm a little slow today. I just realized the 'seal' signifance of that image. I blame 4chan and lolcats for posting animal responses to everything in a covert effort to desensatize me.

Gah. I hate that lolcats shit. I only post animal responses when it's genuinely funny.

Seal wants more bitcoins as penance for you missing the joke!

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