Chinese Internet Authority Clashes with Google Over Digital Certificates

Chinese Internet Authority Clashes with Google Over Digital Certificates

Google Chrome (Mark Lennihan/AP Photo)
Google Chrome (Mark Lennihan/AP Photo)

 

(PC World) – A Chinese Internet administrator blasted Google on Thursday, after the U.S. search giant decided to stop recognizing digital certificates issued by the group following a security lapse.

“The decision that Google has made is unacceptable and unintelligible,” China’s Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) said in an online posting.

Google’s decision means that its Chrome browser could end up clashing with sites served by the Chinese Internet agency.

On Wednesday, Google explained the move in an update to an earlier blog posting. The company is still concerned by the way CNNIC issued a certificate to an IT company based in Egypt that misused it in a botched security test.

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