Arguably the PKCS suite of standards have a profit-oriented bias as they are promoted by RSA and promote their algorithms over others in the form of RFCs and other means. I'm considering the ...
I am familiar with concepts such as the following: PKI and CAs ID based cryptography Certificateless cryptography PGP web of trust more or less anything in basic Crypto that is taught in a college ...
About X.509 certificates serial numbers the RFC 5280 says: The serial number MUST be a positive integer assigned by the CA to each certificate. It MUST be unique for each certificate issued by a ...