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  1. 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…


  2. Google Ending Trust for SHA-1 SSL Sites, How it Affects You

    SHA-1 Online Error

    Google and Microsoft have both announced that they would end support for the SHA-1 hashing function used in a majority of SSL Certificates online at a later date, giving the 85% sites that still use SHA-1 certificates time to plan their migration to SHA-256. However, last week Google announced that they were accelerating their SHA-1 deprecation plan by adding…


  3. Firefox 32 Supports Public Key Pinning

    On September 2, Mozilla launched Firefox 32 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. This new version of Firefox includes support for Public Key Pinning (PKP), adding another layer of security for Firefox users by ensuring they connect to their intended site. PKP is a way for sites to indicate which Certificate Authorities (CAs) have issued…


  4. FBCA Cross-Signing Authority Now Required for Directed Exchange

    Safeguarding user privacy and security is key to the success of healthcare information exchange. In recognition of this fact, the federal government issued a recommendation that agencies implementing Direct are required to use Federal Bridge Certification Authority (FBCA) cross-certified certificates for non-federal organizations exchanging electronic health records (EHRs) with federal agencies. For at least the…


  5. DigiCert Partners with Wireless Broadband Alliance for Next-Gen WiFi Security

    Secure Wi-Fi Network

    It’s estimated that by 2018 over 10.5 million new WiFi hotspots will be deployed—and that number is only going to grow. To help make sure that the ongoing deployment of seamless, interoperable, and global WiFi networks is secure, DigiCert has joined the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) and Wi-Fi Alliance. DigiCert is the first Certificate Authority…