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  1. 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…


  2. 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…


  3. 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…


  4. Chrome Connection Tab Changes to Security Panel

    At DigiCert’s Security Summit in November 2015, Emily Stark a Software Engineer at Google, spoke about the steps Google had and continues to take in order to help site operators move over to HTTPS connections. In 2014, Google moved to give SSL-secured sites a rankings boost. Now in Chrome 48 Google debuted the Chrome Security…


  5. How Short-Lived Certificates Improve Certificate Trust

    Certificate Revocation Lists (CRLs) and Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) are important technologies that—with ongoing work to improve their operations—can continue to provide a foundation for online trust. However, recent efforts within the CA/Browser Forum and Mozilla’s decision to support “short-lived” certificates in future versions of Firefox have shined the spotlight on an innovation that…