Joe wanted to interact with a social media service's API. As one does, he went out and found a library for his language, and started investigating it. Now, the API was, unsurprisingly, an HTTP based API, wrapped in TLS for security. The library had a handy built-in function which validated the security certificates to ensure they were still valid and hadn't been compromised:

Private Function ValidateCertificate(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal certificate As System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Certificate, ByVal chain As System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Chain, ByVal sslPolicyErrors As System.Net.Security.SslPolicyErrors) As Boolean
    Return True
End Function

This would definitely be the easiest way to validate the certificate. What could possibly go wrong?

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