DigiCert, Inc. Of No Relation to Recent “Digi” Insecure Certificates
LINDON, UT (November 1, 2011) — The latest SSL news is centered around 512-bit certificates and individuals who were able to exploit those certificates, issued by a Malaysian-based Certification Authority, presumably by reverse engineering the insecure 512-bit keys. To resolve the problem, that Certificate Authority’s own roots will be revoked on or before Tuesday, November 8th.
DigiCert is happy to say that we have not been impacted by this issue; at the same time, we feel the need to clarify the issue due to a similarity between our company name and the name of the impacted certification authority, Malaysian-based CA, “Digicert Sdn Bhd.”
We (DigiCert, Inc.) are not affiliated in any way with Digicert Sdn Bhd, and our customers have not been and will not be affected by this issue.
To reiterate, we have never, at any time, had any kind of relationship with the Malaysian company with a similar name.
DigiCert, Inc. is a leading provider of SSL certificates and authentication and encryption services based out of Lindon, Utah USA.
We appreciate the patience shown by our customers and others with regards to the unfortunate similarity of company names. We reaffirm our commitment to the security and integrity of our certificates, systems, customers, and brand.
Update:We would like to publicly thank those who responsibly covered the news of recent issues at DigiNotar and DigiCert Sdn Bhd, including efforts by Microsoft, Mozilla, Techstacks, and others to ensure our good name didn’t get dragged through the mud.