CA|B Fourm Passes Ballot 218 – Removing validation methods 1 and 5

As of August 1, 2018, all Certification Authorities (CA) can no longer validate domains by matching WHOIS domain registrant search results with certificate requester. Purpose of Ballot: Section 3.2.2.4 says that it “defines the permitted processes and procedures for validating the Applicant’s ownership or control of the domain.”  Most of the validation methods actually do validate ownership […]

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GDPR Is Here! Are You Ready?

What is GDPR? At its core, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new set of rules designed to give EU citizens more control over their personal data. The reforms are designed to reflect the world we’re living in now, and brings laws and obligations – including those around personal data, privacy and consent […]

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Encryption Protocol TLS 1.3 Released.

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) —the organization that approves proposed Internet standards and protocols has approved TLS 1.3 as the next version of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol.  TLS allows client/server applications to communicate over the Internet in a way that is designed to prevent eavesdropping, tampering, and message forgery. How Does This […]

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Google Makes Certificate Transparency Mandatory On Chrome.

Last year Google once again flexed its muscles by announcing the requirement for Certificate Transparency for all new SSL/TLS certificates in October 2017. This has since been pushed back until April 2018. This requirement means that Chrome will no longer trust new SSL/TLS certificates that are not qualified for Certificate Transparency (CT). CT is a method to […]

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Symantec/Digicert- Google Reissue

You May Have to Reissue your Certificate!! Since announcing the acquisition, DigiCert has actively engaged with the security community to explore paths that address browser concerns about Symantec/Geotrust/Thawte/Rapidssl-issued certificates while balancing the SSL/TLS implementations currently deployed.  Symantec-issued certificates impacted by browser timelines will need to be replaced to bring them under the new Digicert platform. […]

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Symantec to Transition to New PKI Root Structure

Implementation of new Web PKI Hierarchy Symantec will be updating its Web PKI hierarchy to modernize and streamline their Public SSL/TLS certificate offerings, and align with changes requested by the browser community. Symantec expects to issue all new Public SSL/TLS certificates from new intermediate CAs by December 1, 2017.  These changes will apply to all […]

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What is Certificate Transparency?

Google’s Certificate Transparency is an open source project that aims to strengthen the SSL/TLS certificate system, which is the main cryptographic security system that underlies all HTTPS secure connections. It is a extra tier of certificate security that forms a Security Triad to ensure that clients navigating the internet are safe and secure in regards to […]

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