One year of revocation of accreditation certificate… Still “authenticate” everywhere


It has been just one year since the official certificate, which was cumbersome, talkative and troublesome every time it was used, was abolished. Words say that it has disappeared, but discomfort still remains everywhere.

Reporter Im Tae-woo pointed out why.

[정현정/직장인 : 인증 절차들이 계속 복잡하게, 아직까지도 많이 사용되고 있어서 큰 차이를 확실하게 느끼고 있지는 않은 것 같습니다.]

[박준형/직장인 : 금융 인증서라는 것도 있고 여러 가지가 있는데, 아직도 조금은 불편한 감이 없지 않아 있는 게 현실이고….]

The reason most people do not feel this change is because the inconvenience of the days of public certificates still remains everywhere.

Many government agencies, such as the Supreme Court that selects a family relationship certificate, driver’s license renewal, and childcare payment, still require joint certificates that have only been renamed from public certificates.

When you connect, various security programs are installed messily on your computer like before.

Certificate usage, storage, and renewal have not changed significantly.

[김승주/고려대 정보보호대학원 교수 : 이런 곳은 계속 잘 운영해 오던 시스템을 다른 걸로 바꾸는 건 싫어합니다. 왜냐하면 그걸 바꿨을 때 굉장히 큰 문제가 생길 수가 있거든요. 그러니까 잘 안 움직이려고 그러는 거죠.]

Moreover, consumers still bear the responsibility for security accidents such as hacking or forgery that may occur due to various certificates.

This is contrary to the attitudes of organizations in developed countries that try to take responsibility for security incidents on their own.

[서지용/상명대 경영학부 교수 : (금융사들이) ‘우리는 최선의 어떤, 정부가 준 매뉴얼대로 보안 체계를 잘 갖춰서 운영했는데 이건 우리가 막을 수 없는 불가피한 사고였다’ 이렇게 얘기를 하게 되면 어느 정도 면책이 되거든요.]

Rather than just declaring the abolition of accredited certificates, it is necessary to increase consumer convenience by actively introducing various authentication methods according to technological development.

(Video coverage: Yoo Dong-hyeok, Oh Young-chun, video editing: Ha Seong-won)

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