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  1. Major Browsers Announce RC4 Deprecation in Early 2016

    If you haven’t heard already, the Internet Engineering Task Force has determined that stream cipher RC4 should never be used in TLS negotiations. And now Google, Mozilla, and Microsoft have all made announcements to deprecate support for the cipher in future browser releases, which are all slated for early 2016. The browser-related announcements follow years…


  2. SysAdmin Day 2015 Giveaway

    The 16th annual System Administrator Appreciation Day is almost here. On Friday, July 31st, DigiCert will be hosting a giveaway to celebrate the important role system admins play in all organizations. The Many Roles of SysAdmin Sysadmins are valuable to every organization because, in short, these people help everyone else at the company work and…


  3. OpenSSL Patches a “High” Severity Security Vulnerability

    Earlier this morning, OpenSSL released a security patch to fix a new vulnerability discovered in OpenSSL versions 1.0.2 and 1.0.1. This patch fixes one high severity vulnerability, which primarily affects clients. This bug does not affect private keys for DigiCert SSL Certificates, and no action related to certificate management is required. During certificate verification, OpenSSL (starting…


  4. Lack of Encryption, Authentication Led to HTTP Deprecation

    In December of 2014, Google announced that they would be deprecating HTTP in future versions of Chrome. In April of this year, Mozilla announced they would do the same with Firefox. As major influencers in Internet security, Google and Mozilla have set the standard for all browsers to update their protocols and improve web security.…


  5. OpenSSL Patches Six Security Vulnerabilities

    This morning, OpenSSL released six security patches—versions 1.0.2b, 1.0.1n, 1.0.0s, and 0.9.8zg—for new security vulnerabilities discovered in OpenSSL. These patches fix six vulnerabilities: five are rated moderate risk and one is classified as low risk. For a full list, see the OpenSSL advisory. None of these bugs affects SSL Certificates; no action related to certificate management is required.…