Firefox helps Chinese spies

Cheesy executives at the Mozzarella Foundation have allowed the use of the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) as a root certification authority.

Basically this means that Firebadger will accept CNNIC-signed certificates as valid and fully trusted.

The downside of this is that CNNIC is controlled by the Chinese government which likes to spying on its citizens.

Some Open Saucers are worried that it will use its root CA position on the browser to run man-in-the-middle attacks.

For some strange reason these concerns were not made before the Foundation rubber stamped the use of the certificate.

Some people think that the Foundation just made Firefox an easy target for state sponsored Chinese hackers.

Not surprisingly there is an outcry all over the bogs about about this  the certificate can be deleted but everytime there is a Firebadger upgrade it will come back.