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Old 28th January 2009, 08:10 PM
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Firefox and Trusted Certificates

I recently read about some sort of forged SSH Certicate, and thought I should have a look at the Certificates stored (in Firefox). I was surprised when I tried to delete an untrusted Certificate (Turktrust..etc) or somesuch. I highlited the entry (the first one on the list), and clicked the delete button. The entry disapeared from the listing, and I went on the delete a few more that showed untrusted or not verified. I then exited the preferences menu, and closed Firefox. I then restared Firefox, and low and behold, the deleted Certificates were back in the listing. I might add that this F10 is updated as of yesterday, and was newly installed about a week ago.
My first thought was that I might need to be root to do this, but that makes no sense. Can anyone shed any light on this?
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Bob

Edit..I noted by googling this, that Turktrust is probably legitimate; I just wonder why Firefox does not actually delete it, when I click the Delete button?
B

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Old 29th January 2009, 12:40 AM
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It occurs to me that I should have included FF version. Here it is:

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.0.5) Gecko/2008121622 Fedora/3.0.5-1.fc10 Firefox/3.0.5

I am using Gnome on F10 and have only software from the repos loaded.

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Old 29th January 2009, 12:48 AM
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Hello, I think they may be default, which is why they cannot be removed, I just doing as you described, and not to my surprise turktrust came back again.

So I think it could be a bug, or it's because they are default. Sorry if this doesn't help much, but it's what I think is happening.
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Old 29th January 2009, 12:56 AM
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Thanks Jake,
Well, at least I know that it is not just here. I suspect that you are correct; ie. if they cannot be removed by design, then there should not be a Delete option?
I will watch this for a while; I would not be concerned, except for the news of a comprimised Trusted Certificate last week.
Thanks for taking the time to try this.
Best regards,
Bob
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