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  1. 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…


  2. 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…


  3. 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…


  4. 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…


  5. What Google Rank Boost for HTTPS Means for Web Security

    Secure HTTPS Sites Get Google Rank Benefit

    Always On SSL or HTTPS everywhere ensures that any and all information online is secure. Google recently announced that they would give a boost to websites that made the decision to secure all visitor information and any type of communication online. We’ve searched for experts in a number of fields to see what they have…