Keeping Track of Changes in Chrome for HTTPS & HTTP Indicators

If you are a regular user of Chrome or work in web development/IT, you’ve likely noticed frequent changes to the browser’s ‘security UI’—the icons and indicators that tell users if the page they are visiting is secure. The internet has undergone an HTTPS renaissance over the last 10 years since it became obvious that troves […]

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 received notable press coverage and we wanted to provide a summary and guidance for DigiCert customers using S/MIME email certificates and other users of secure email. This research raises […]

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 move all network traffic away from cleartext (unencrypted HTTP) to TLS… you’ll now need to make connections over TLS, […]

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. […]

What are over-the-air-updates?

With more devices connected to the internet than ever before, we’re all interested in finding out how the latest gadget will make our life easier. But usually, as consumers, the furthest thing from our minds is how a device will stay up-to-date and if there is security built-in. Device manufacturers are more mindful of both […]

Prepare Now for General Data Protection Regulation or Be Ready to Pay Fines

The new European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline is May 25, 2018, and despite that date quickly approaching, research shows many companies still aren’t ready. If they remain non-compliant, companies will face a fine up to 4 percent of annual turnover or €20 million (whichever is greater) per breach or issue related to […]

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