Thawte – Report Code Signing Misuse

Report Code Signing Misuse With Thawte Certificates. If you have encountered software signed by a Thawte code signing certificate that you believe is being used for malicious or harmful purposes, please report it to Thawte using this form. Examples Of Misuses Of A Thawte Code Signing Certificate Include But Are Not Limited To: The code […]

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Symantec – Report Code Signing Misuse

Report Code Signing Misuse With Symantec Certificates. If you have encountered software signed by a Symantec code signing certificate that you believe is being used for malicious or harmful purposes, please report it to Symantec using this form. Examples Of Misuses Of A Symantec Code Signing Certificate Include But Are Not Limited To: The code acts as “spyware” The […]

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Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) – SSL Guide

Cisco Wireless Lan Controller (WLC) is a very complex system with unconventional implementation of its keypairs for encryption. CSR creation and certificate installation may vary as your custom environment system may differ. Below are generalized instructions. The utility “Openssl” is used to generate the key and CSR and used to perform conversions. This utility comes with […]

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What is Ransomware and how to avoid it.

In one time in our internet browsing lives we may have come across to what is referred to as Ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid. As silly as it sounds it is a real thing. Ransomware attackers force […]

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How to replace a Code Signing Certificate purchased through Acmetek.

Sometimes if a certificate was not backed up and one of the following changes was made, you may need to replace your Code Signing certificate: A computer crash. Original computer is no longer available. Changes to the computer’s browser or profile. Note: All replacements are free of charge for as long as the certificate is valid. […]

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Digital Server Certificate Overview

Quick overview of the importance of a Digital Server Certificate it affects and why. Lets start off by asking some questions and then answering them.. What is a Digital Server Certificate? What is its purpose of a server certificate. Why does my website need a Digital Server Certificate? What happens if you do not have […]

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Troubleshooting: “Cannot find the certificate request that is associated with this certificate file.”

In Windows IIS, and Exchange systems you may receive the following error message when attempting the installation of a digital certificate. “The pending certificate request for this response file was not found. This request may be canceled. You cannot install selected response certificate using this Wizard.” Or “Cannot Find the certificate request that is associated with […]

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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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Microsoft Authenticode/Office-VBA Code Signing Certificate Guide

Enrollment for Microsoft Authenticode/Office-VBA Code Signing is a fairly simple process unlike Java Code signing. But there are some steps that need to be explained and remembered in order to have a successful enrollment, and certificate pickup. Microsoft Authenticode/Office-VBA Code Signing is used to Digitally sign 32-bit or 64-bit user-mode (.exe, .cab, .dll, .ocx, .msi, […]

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Clearing Confusion – TLS & SSL certificates are the same thing.

The term SSL certificate has been used for the purposes of marketing since the creation of the digital certificates.  SSL just like TLS are actually protocols that utilize a digital certificates keypair. A digital certificate keypair by itself  is  nothing more than a place holder of 2048 bits or greater and is needed in order to […]

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