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  1. Patch Tuesday: WinShock Vulnerability

    Today, as part of Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday, a vulnerability was announced that could allow remote code execution on a large number of Windows platforms, including Windows server platforms. Currently known as ‘WinShock,’ this security flaw (MS14-066) is a vulnerability in the Microsoft Secure Channel (Schannel) security package. Administrators are being urged to patch immediately even…


  2. Supporting the Anonymous Use of Facebook via Tor

    Friday, Facebook announced that the popular social network will be available to users of the Tor anonymizing browser. To eliminate warnings that might prevent users from accessing the .onion service, help users identify the service, and help reduce the likelihood of spoofing attacks, DigiCert issued a digital certificate to Facebook’s .onion address. DigiCert supports the…


  3. The Next Generation of SecureWiFi Certificates Is Here

    Secure WiFi Certificate

    Because of DigiCert’s reputation as a leading security authority and promoter of industry standards and improvements, we have been selected by the Wi-Fi Alliance to provide Online Sign-Up (OSU) server certificates, or DigiCert SecureWiFi Certificates. DigiCert SecureWiFi Certificates DigiCert has been authorized by the WiFi Alliance as the major Certificate Authority to provide SecureWiFi Certificates.…


  4. Mozilla to Add SHA-1 Security Warnings

    Yesterday Mozilla announced that they too will discontinue trust in sites secured with SHA-1 certificates and will be adding a warning to both the Firefox Web Console and browser starting next year. In their blog post, Mozilla explained the security situation with SHA-1 and stated that they agreed with Microsoft and Google that SHA-1 certificates…


  5. What Is SHA-2 and How the SHA-1 Deprecation Affects You

    SSL Announcement

    SSL pulse currently reports that only 15% sites use SHA-256 certificates as of September 2014. Microsoft announced last year that it would end trust for SHA-1 SSL Certificates after January 1, 2017 to address possible threats in the future. Earlier this month, Google announced they would be adding warning indicators for sites using SHA-1 certificates expiring after…