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  1. Google Gives SSL-Secured Sites Search Ranking Boost

    Online Data Security Update

    DigiCert believes that communication should be secure; always, and by default. And the official word from Google is “ALL.” On August 6, Google announced that it will begin to give a ranking boost to SSL-secured websites. This means that SSL Certificates are now a ranking factor in Google’s online search algorithm. HTTPS everywhere, Google’s Ilya Grigorik and…


  2. New OpenSSL Security Updates, No Major Security Threats

    Top SSL Lifecycle Management Problems

    On August 6, 2014, developers at OpenSSL released new updates to resolving nine previously reported security issues categorized with a severity of moderate or less. This next round of updates to the widely-used OpenSSL library, that most servers on the Internet rely on to implement secure SSL/TLS connections, shows that the project is actively promoting…


  3. Fix for an Expired Intermediate SSL Certificate Chain

    Customer Notification

    On July 26,2014 at 12:15 PM, some customers and users on sites secured by DigiCert reported that they were getting an untrusted certificate error. The problem is related to a locally installed legacy intermediate certificate that is no longer used and no longer required for the certificate installation. The problem can affect any client platform with…


  4. Microsoft Announces New EV Code Signing Requirements

    What is EV SSL?

    Cybercriminals today target critical and sensitive data by repackaging popular free applications and infecting them with malware, spyware, adware, and Trojans. BitDefender reports that 1.2% of all mobile applications are legitimate applications that have been repackaged to deliver ads and collect user information. On December 3, 2013, Microsoft announced that starting on March 15, 2014,…


  5. The Winds of Change Brings Customer Service to Security

    Customer Service Security Changes

    Not every Certificate Authority has a blog, but most companies seem to think that having a blog is part of being in business. The question, though should be: Is it really worth it? A blog can be a powerful conversation tool to create brand awareness, educate customers and engage audiences on topics important to them. The existence of a…