[CentOS] [OT] Where to buy S/MIME ??

Sun Nov 25 13:35:23 UTC 2018
Alice Wonder <alice at domblogger.net>

Hi, I'm getting increasingly paranoid.

Something I said on a certain social media site several months ago was 
modified - then reported - then by account was banned until I agreed to 
delete it.

Obviously since what I said was modified I didn't have any issue with 
deleting it but I want more than just DKIM sigs on my e-mail now.

Anyway looking for S/MIME I can use to sign and/or encrypt but mostly 
sign. Not interested in GnuPG or self-signed S/MIME - I want something 
that can be trusted because someone else that is trusted actually 
vouched for me.

The "free for personal" S/MIME from Comodo didn't work. Browser said it 
did but there was nothing to export for me to then import. I suspect it 
is because I used private browser window, I really don't like the idea 
of a private key stored in browser anyway. And it never asked for a 
password to encrypt the private key, nor let me specify key strength 
(only let me choose between medium and high - I assume high is 4096 but 
I don't know, it didn't say)

Didn't like the "browser generated" process, even if it had worked and 
generated the final product I could export - I really didn't like the 
process and have serious questions about the wisdom of a private key 
without a pass phrase stored in an application that interacts with web 

Anyway so used openssl to create private key (with aes-256 encryption 
and pass phrase) and then a CSR.

But I can't find anyone who sells certs for S/MIME to send the CSR too.

Globalsign but they wanted $89 - no one else.

Found a few sites that offered to "send me a quote" that I think were 
intended for corporate accounts.

Where do regular users who just want an inexpensive certificate usable 
for S/MIME from a CSR generated the traditional way go to buy a cert?


Off Topic 2

I'm going to strangle whoever it is at Google that thinks it is a good 
idea to put so many video results at the top of search results for this 
kind of thing. I'm really getting sick of how highly ranked videos now 
are in search engines.