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 followed up in April when Chrome 66 stable is released, certificates issued by Symantec, GeoTrust, Thawte, and RapidSSL prior to June 1, […]

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 68, due out in July 2018, every HTTP web page would receive a negative indicator. You may already be familiar […]

3-Year Certificates to Be Eliminated in Industry-Wide Change

Last year, Certificate Authorities and web browser vendors voted to get rid of three-year SSL certificates in the CA/B Forum, an industry body which sets standards for publicly trusted SSL certificates. That change will now take effect on March 1, 2018. After that date, the new maximum validity period for publicly trusted SSL certificates will […]

Firefox Declares All New Features Will Require HTTPS

Mozilla has started 2018 off with a major announcement: “Effective immediately, all new features that are web-exposed are to be restricted to secure contexts.” “Web-exposed” means any features accessible from a web page or web server. This applies to new APIs, such as WebVR, a major addition Mozilla has been working on for some time. […]

DigiCert Certificates Will Be Publicly Logged Starting Feb. 1

Starting February 1, 2018 DigiCert will submit all newly issued and publicly trusted SSL certificates to Certificate Transparency (CT) logs by default. In the interest of improving our customer’s security and encouraging adoption, we are making this change ahead of Google’s industry-wide requirement that goes into effect in April 2018. CT logging has only been required […]

HTTPS-Only Features in Major Browsers

You may not know this little fact: certain browser features require HTTPS to work. Features like getting a user’s location, accessing their microphone, or storing data locally on their device, all require that your website supports HTTPS. We often talk about the benefits to the user experience and website reputation by adopting HTTPS, but being […]

How to Maintain Trust in Your Symantec-Issued Certificates

Jeremy Rowley, EVP of Product at DigiCert, answers common questions about how customers can maintain trust in their Symantec-issued certificates. With DigiCert’s acquisition of Symantec Website Security, there has been some misinformation in the market about how the browser timeline affects Symantec-issued certificates. After reading this, you will have a clear understanding of what the […]

Safari 11 Introduces Improved UI for Certificate Warnings

Earlier this year at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), Apple announced Safari 11 and gave audiences a preview of the new features for the browser, including a redesigned error pages for SSL certificate warnings. Safari 11 was officially released last week for macOS and ships with the latest version, High Sierra. The new certificate warning […]

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