Safe Online Shopping During COVID-19

As we saw when the world began rushing to panic buy toilet paper, one of the main ways people are responding to the COVID-19 global pandemic is by changing their shopping habits. But what started with stores struggling to stock their shelves is now shifting to online orders and deliveries. A survey on the virus’ […]

Keeping Your Website Secure While Working from Home

How to Request or Renew Digital Certificates from Home As most people connect with your business solely online during COVID-19, it is more important than ever to maintain your websites’ security. Working from home can open up possibilities for hackers, but you can keep your systems secure by having and maintaining online certificates. TLS/SSL certificates […]

How to Avoid COVID-19 Cyberattacks

Hackers will take advantage of any vulnerability they can find. Amidst the pandemic of COVID-19, attackers are taking advantage of the alertness of the world population with phishing emails, social media posts, apps and text messages containing malware. These scams typically involve fraudsters impersonating healthcare officials. According to Check Point Threat Intelligence, “since January 2020, […]

Nine Tips to Securely Work from Home During Coronavirus

Even before the coronavirus outbreak, employees were increasingly working from home. According to the Federal Reserve, the percentage of the labor force working from home tripled in the last 15 years. However, since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, many companies are asking their employees to work from home. As more people log […]

DigiCert pushes underscore extension

Earlier this year, certain browsers in the CA/Browser Forum mandated that underscore certificates be revoked immediately due to new interpretations of the RFC 1034 standard that is incorporated by reference into the CA/Browser Forum Baseline Requirements. This resulted in an ongoing discussion in the CA/Browser Forum over the course of this year: should underscore certificates […]

Majority of Companies Prepared for Upcoming Chrome 70 Distrust of Symantec-Issued TLS Certificates

DigiCert ready to help those yet to act with quick, free replacement process The stable release of Google Chrome 70 is a little over a month away, marking the browser’s final distrust date of Symantec TLS roots. Most leading websites have already made the transition to DigiCert trusted roots, with only about 1-2 percent of […]

No more unnecessary password changes for Certificate Authorities

After over a year of effort, Ballot SC3 was just unanimously passed by the CA/Browser Forum. This is the first major upgrade to the Network and Certificate System Security Requirements to come out of the Forum’s Network Security Working Group. It contains several important improvements, but one is especially important: removing the requirement that passwords […]

New CAB Forum Validation Rules Go Into Effect Today

As of August 1, 2018, Certificate Authorities (CAs) are not allowed to use Methods #1 and #5 from section 3.2.2.4 of the Baseline Requirements to validate domain ownership when issuing publicly trusted certificates for use on the web. Continued use of these methods will be considered misissuance and may be subject to revocation or distrust […]

Seeing a “Not Secure” Warning in Chrome? Here’s Why and What to Do about It

The latest version of the Google Chrome browser, version 68, introduced a new “Not Secure” warning in the address bar that appears anytime you are visiting an insecure web page. The warning refers to the lack of security for the connection to that page. It’s alerting you that information sent and received with that page […]