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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Understanding DDoS Attacks & The Tools to See Them.

Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks are not a new concept, but they have proven to be an effective way of devastating targeted companies. As the name implies, DDoS is an attempt to deny a service to legitimate users by overwhelming the target with activity. The Gaming, Media, and IT services industry are typically targets for such […]

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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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Digicert Certificate Utility – SSL Certificate (Guide)

The Digicert Certificate Utility is probably one of the best certificate encryption tool out on the net. A lot of people become scared with key-pair encryption but key-pairs/certificates are actually fundamental easy to figure out. You have a secret private key that rests on a system or application, and that system/application gives to another system/application […]

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What Do The Details of a Digital Certificate Mean?

There is a lot of information that gets added to a digital certificate. The information within these fields under the details of a digital certificate state the parameters from its issuance. Some of these fields are just informational, but sometimes an application can be built around these specific fields. With the standards of the security […]

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