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Google's had fraudulent SSL certificates issued for their domains.

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So, the question I have is, "How do I make sure Pidgin/Empathy trust the correct certificate?"

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DO NOT accept a self-signed certificate from Google! –  Nathan Osman Sep 2 '11 at 17:49
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In fact, DO NOT accept a self-signed certificate from anyone, unless you are perfectly, 100%, absolutely sure what you're doing (which is the exact opposite of "naah, what could possibly happen?" or "meh, some guy on teh intarwebs sez it's okay"). –  Piskvor Sep 2 '11 at 18:23
    
Thanks George, Piskvor, but that isn't an answer. ;) –  jrg Sep 2 '11 at 18:31
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It really comes down to; who do you really trust? I personally would create my own self-signed certificate and would simply use that one. This is because I Know I created it and I was not relying on a third-party that could be or will be compromised. So then you would just need to trust yourself;)

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