I reread the whole “protect your computer” sticky, and saw no mention of certificate validation, so here’s my question:
I use the current Firefox version, Windows 7, and went into the “tools>options>advanced>encryption>view certificates” area of Firefox and saw a laundry list of certificates, of which more than a few seemed of dubious origin.
The top of the list states the following:
“You have certificates on file that identify these authorities”
“Turktrust elektronik sertifika” (?) Yeh, right.
Others are recognizable (e.g. Microsoft)
They are all listed as either:
Builtin object token, or
Software security device
I run current antivirus, malware, etc., and have had no problems at all, so my concern is more like - just what the heck are all these certs., how did/do they arrive, and can I delete the more obvious ones I don’t recognize without issue? (there is a permanent delete option)
I generally don’t browse to questionable sites, and my overall computer hygiene is pretty good, I think. Read the Wiki on certs (confusing and unclear, sayeth the little wiki broom -needs clarification), and Google wasn’t much help either.
Can someone clue me in on what’s up here?
Thanks for any insight.