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  1. CAB/Forum Votes to Shorten Certificate Lifetime Validity Periods: How It Impacts You

    The CA/Browser Forum (CAB Forum) comprises the world’s leading CAs and browser vendors. The CAB Forum meetings and discussions attempt to build consensus on rules and guidelines about global digital certificate practices. One common topic is how to shorten certificate lifetimes. The goal is to accelerate security efforts and minimize the potential damage caused by…


  2. New CAA Requirement: What You Should Know

    Things are heating up at the CA/Browser Forum with exciting proposals surrounding inclusion of the Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) as a subjectAltName otherName, new validation methods, and debates over how the CAB Forum will continue operating. One of these new proposals is the recently passed Mozilla ballot that will require all Certificate Authorities (CAs) to check…


  3. OpenSSL Patches “HIGH” Security Vulnerability in 1.1.0

    Early this morning, the OpenSSL project team released the security patch 1.1.0e to fix a “HIGH” severity security vulnerability found in OpenSSL 1.1.0. Version 1.0.2 is not affected. However, system admins should patch their 1.1.0 OpenSSL framework immediately. This bug does not affect SSL/TLS certificates. No actions related to SSL/TLS certificate management are required. Encrypt-Then-Mac…


  4. Browser Security Icon Updates and SHA-1 Deprecation

    Earlier this year, both Google and Mozilla released versions of Chrome and Firefox with changes to their security indicators and updates for the SHA-1 deprecation. Both browsers feel that these changes will simultaneously help users recognize the risks of entering unsecure HTTP sites and urge site owners to upgrade to secure HTTPS connections. Chrome In…


  5. Chrome Will Mark HTTP Sites “Not Secure” in January

    In September and November of 2016, Google announced two major changes they plan to make in Chrome 56, which they will release near the end of January 2017. With the release of Chrome 56, Google will update the security indicator icon for HTTP connections, and will end support for SHA-1 certificates. In one of the…