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  1. OpenSSL Patches 12 Security Vulnerabilities

    Early this morning, OpenSSL released patches for new security vulnerabilities found in OpenSSL versions 1.0.2a, 1.0.1m, 1.0.0r and 0.9.8zf. These patches fix a total of 12 vulnerabilities, two of which were rated as high severity. According to the OpenSSL advisory, one of the high severity vulnerabilities can be exploited to allow a DoS attack against…


  2. Welcome to the Web, HTTP/2

    With the IETF’s recent approval of the HTTP/2 protocol, major browsers and technology experts are hyped about the benefits of a new and improved protocol. HTTP 1.0 has been around since 1999 and, like any sixteen year-old, it’s starting to act up. Although most Internet users are blaming Comcast when they have a slow connection, experts…


  3. SSL Certificate Validity Periods Limited to 39 Months Starting in April

    In accordance with the CA/Browser Forum’s Baseline Requirements, effective April 1, 2015, Certificate Authorities will no longer be able to issue SSL Certificates with a validity period longer than 39 months.  There is an exception to this rule, but the exception should only apply to extremely rare circumstances. The current requirements stipulate a validity period no…


  4. DigiCert’s Certificate Transparency Log Approved

    On December 31, 2014 DigiCert’s Certificate Transparency (CT) log completed Google’s testing period and was approved for inclusion in Chrome. DigiCert’s log is the first log from a Certificate Authority to be accepted and follows a mandatory monitoring period that began in September 2014. The inclusion of a log requires a high degree of availability…


  5. DigiCert Is First Certificate Authority to Enable Certificate Transparency by Default

    Today, DigiCert enabled Certificate Transparency (CT) by default for all new EV SSL Certificates issued. CT will be required for EV SSL Certificates issued after January 1, 2015 to show the green bar in Google Chrome. DigiCert is the first Certificate Authority (CA) to enable CT by default. Additionally, DigiCert has taken measures to ensure…