egzthunder1 · Sep 15, 2011 at 09:00 am

Concerned About Your Certs? This App Should Help…

Do you know how sometimes your computer tells you that you are going into an either trusted or non trusted site? Ever wonder how it does this? Well, as it turns out, there are certain certificates that are stored in your computer, which, when provided with the correct keys,will determine if the site is secure or not. Recently, there have been a few incidents where flash cerificates are downloaded to your computer or smartphone which will validate non trusted sites. So, the first thung that would pop in your head would be to try and get rid of said certificates, right? But, how can this be done on Android? To answer this and many other questions, XDA member remzicavdar released a tool in the market that will allow you to manually remove these certs from your rooted device. Rather useful for those of you security conscious individuals out there.

The app seems to be in testing phases and there are a few mixed reports on whether it works well or not. Please give it a go and report back to the dev to see if this works well or not. Make sure that you state which device and Android version you have.

A certificate is a digitally signed statement from one entity (person, company, etc.), saying that the public key (and some other information) of some other entity has a particular value. (SeeCertificates.) When data is digitally signed, the signature can be verified to check the data integrity and authenticity. Integrity means that the data has not been modified or tampered with, andauthenticity means the data indeed comes from whoever claims to have created and signed it.

You can find more information in the original thread.

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egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
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