DigiNotar cleanup

“Description: Fraudulent certificates were issued by multiple certificate authorities operated by DigiNotar. This issue is addressed by removing DigiNotar from the list of trusted root certificates, from the list of Extended Validation (EV) certificate authorities, and by configuring default system trust settings so that DigiNotar’s certificates, including those issued by other authorities, are not trusted.”

About Security Update 2011-005

Apple finally corrects the DigiNotar mess that everyone else had already corrected. 10 days after it went public and another 4 or 5 after everyone else had already corrected it. Including Microsoft. Can’t say it’s a stellar record in rapid response to security threats by Apple.

So in case you didn’t read this post regarding how to clean up this mess by hand, please run “Software Update” in your Mac as soon as possible. It involves a system reboot though.

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