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  • Guidance for the EFAIL S/MIME Vulnerability

    Guidance for the EFAIL S/MIME Vulnerability

    Today, a group of security researchers from Germany and Belgium published a vulnerability affecting two email encryption systems: S/MIME and OpenPGP. Dubbed “EFAIL,” this vulnerability has...

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  • Scaling CT Logs: Temporal Sharding

    Scaling CT Logs: Temporal Sharding

    Our industry is moving toward universal support for Certificate Transparency (CT), one of the largest improvements to trust and security for the Web PKI system and SSL certificates in years. Later...

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  • Official List of Trusted Root Certificates on Android

    Official List of Trusted Root Certificates on Android

    Similar to other platforms like Windows and macOS, Android maintains a system root store that is used to determine if a certificate issued by a particular Certificate Authority (CA) is trusted. As...

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  • Getting Ahead of Chrome 70 Distrust of Symantec-Issued Certificates

    Getting Ahead of Chrome 70 Distrust of Symantec-Issued Certificates

    Today marks the planned release of Google Chrome 66 stable version and the culmination of the first major distrust event for Symantec root certificates in the world’s most used web browser. With...

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  • Android P Will Default to HTTPS Connections for All Apps

    Android P Will Default to HTTPS Connections for All Apps

    The next version of Android will default to blocking HTTP traffic in apps by default. In a blog post, Dave Burke, Android’s VP of Engineering said this is the latest step in a “larger effort to...

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  • How to Secure Internet-Connected Devices in the Hospitality Industry

    How to Secure Internet-Connected Devices in the Hospitality Industry

    In mid-February, I participated on a panel focused on securing Internet of Things (IoT) devices in the hospitality industry. This event was sponsored by CLM (Claims and Litigation Management)....

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  • Safari Warns about Unsecure Logins

    Safari Warns about Unsecure Logins

    The latest version of Apple’s browser, Safari 11.1, was released yesterday for iOS and macOS. The new update brings a warning for websites that offer login forms over unencrypted HTTP, which has...

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  • 21 Online Scams You May Not Know About [Infographic]

    21 Online Scams You May Not Know About [Infographic]

    With new technology comes more risk for exploitation. Take a journey through time, learn about 21 online scams, and make sure you’re not next on a scammers list with this infographic.   Share the...

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  • Deprecating TLS 1.0 & 1.1

    Deprecating TLS 1.0 & 1.1

    There are currently three versions of the TLS protocol in use today: TLS 1.0, 1.1, and 1.2. TLS 1.0 was released in 1999, making it a nearly two-decade-old protocol. It has been known to be...

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  • Global Partner Series: CertCenter Provides SSL for Developers, By Developers

    Global Partner Series: CertCenter Provides SSL for Developers, By Developers

    “We have an understanding of what developers need. That’s what makes us unique to other resellers. We have a strong focus on the REST API.”

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  • Best Practices for Timestamping

    Best Practices for Timestamping

    Code signing provides integrity to your executables, ensuring that they have not been modified or corrupted. Many modern operating systems require code signing to protect their users from code...

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  • Global Partner Series: How InterNetX Makes SSL a One-Click Experience

    Global Partner Series: How InterNetX Makes SSL a One-Click Experience

    “Two or three years ago, it was very complicated to get an SSL certificate. PROCEED is a tool for ordering, deploying, and managing SSL certificates with one click.”

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  • Global Partner Series: How 1&1 Internet is Automating the Deployment of SSL to Every Customers’ Site

    Global Partner Series: How 1&1 Internet is Automating the Deployment of SSL to Every Customers’ Site

    “With DigiCert, we had a partner at our side where we could solve this whole process, which is full of challenges, in a very scalable and efficient way.”

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  • Global Partner Series: How Plesk is Making SSL Easier for Hosting Providers & Web Admins

    Global Partner Series: How Plesk is Making SSL Easier for Hosting Providers & Web Admins

    “With DigiCert and the relaunch of our SSL stack, we can really provide an amazing experience because we listen to our customers that this is something that needs to get easier.”

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  • Replace Your Symantec-Issued Certificates Ahead of Chrome 66 Beta (March 15)

    Replace Your Symantec-Issued Certificates Ahead of Chrome 66 Beta (March 15)

    Free replacement certificates are available—visit your existing Symantec, Thawte, GeoTrust, and RapidSSL portals. With the Google Chrome 66 beta release scheduled for March 15th—to be followed by...

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  • DigiCert Statement on Trustico Certificate Revocation

    Today, DigiCert issued the following statement regarding Trustico certificate revocation: “Trustico requested revocation of their Symantec, GeoTrust, Thawte and RapidSSL certificates, claiming the...

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  • Connected Cars Need a Security Solution: Use PKI

    Connected Cars Need a Security Solution: Use PKI

    Roughly a quarter billion connected cars will be on our roads by 2020. That’s only two years away and we’re well on our way with 21 million connected cars out there. Already so many of our cars...

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  • DigiCert Helping Customers Replace Symantec-Issued Certificates

    DigiCert Helping Customers Replace Symantec-Issued Certificates

    In about a month, a large number of existing Symantec SSL certificates will be distrusted by Google Chrome as part of their removal of Symantec root certificates. Starting in Chrome 66 beta and...

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  • Chrome Will Label All HTTP Pages as “Not Secure” in Just a Few Months

    Chrome Will Label All HTTP Pages as “Not Secure” in Just a Few Months

    In just a few months, the most widely used web browser will label every single HTTP page as “Not Secure.” Google set a major precedent last week when they announced that starting in Chrome version...

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  • Mitigating Risk: The Importance of Considering Your Certificate Practices

    Mitigating Risk: The Importance of Considering Your Certificate Practices

    Your overall device and network security is related to your PKI design and certificate policy. Just as you’d build your house with an earthquake-resistant foundation, or ensure your roof can...

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