New Code Signing Working Group Chartered Due to Regulation Changes in CA/Browser Forum

With changes to the governance regulations in the CA/Browser Forum, a new Code Signing Working Group was officially chartered in March 2019. The working group is composed of Certificate Authorities and certificate consumers (operating systems that consume these certificates), and its main goal is to set standards related to the issuance and management of code […]

DigiCert on Quantum 2: When Will Cryptographically Relevant Quantum Computers Arrive?

[This is part of a continuing series on quantum computing. For the first part, click here.] Once people understand the threat that quantum computers pose to classical cryptographic algorithms like RSA and ECC, the next question that always gets asked is: when is it likely that such a computer will be available? This was one […]

Why Safari Warns You That Some Sites are “Not Secure”

As of March 2019, Safari on macOS and iOS displays a warning reading “Not Secure” in the address bar for all HTTP connections. Last year, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox became the first major browsers to display the same warning. The “Not Secure” warning appears on all pages in Safari when connecting over HTTP. If […]

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Google’s Signed HTTP Exchange Solution Displays Publisher URLs for AMP Pages via TLS

DigiCert first and only public CA to issue TLS certificates that enable Signed HTTP Exchange Web operators using the Google AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) platform for fast mobile pages now have a solution for displaying their own URL on AMP-developed mobile sites and in Google search results. Recently, Google announced the availability of Signed HTTP […]

Qualified Certificates for PSD2 Required by EU by September 2019

European payment services providers are in full gear to meet the September 2019 effective date for PSD2 technical standards, which includes the use of Qualified TLS and eSeal signing certificates for secure online authentication and communication. Through its European Qualified Trust Service Provider (TSP), QuoVadis, DigiCert is able to provide qualified digital certificates for PSD2. […]

What’s in a Name? Reviewing Website Identification

The use of TLS certificates to secure and identify websites has dramatically expanded on the World Wide Web. This has been driven by browsers showing negative indicators for non-https sites, thus encouraging websites to use TLS. The screenshots below show Firefox’s and Chrome’s new indicator for sites that are not using a TLS certificate: Figure […]

Frost & Sullivan report links e-commerce revenue with high-assurance certificates

According to a new Frost & Sullivan white paper, the number of consumers using digital payment methods continues to increase worldwide—and so do concerns about online fraud. With 6.17 million data records stolen every day by cybercriminals, companies doing business on the internet have two choices: win the digital trust of consumers or lose revenue. […]

Digital Certificates Expiring on Major Platforms – We’ve Seen This Before

Once again, expiring digital certificates leading to massive online services shutdowns made headlines. These types of incidents can happen, though here at DigiCert, we’ve built CertCentral to help companies avoid these headaches. And, we are constantly working on improvements to the platform to include additional functionality and automation. Digital certificates are used to encrypt website […]