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  1. Google Plans to Deprecate DHE Cipher Suites

    The security industry continues to raise standards to keep the Internet’s SSL/TLS communications secure. Google announced in a blog post plans to deprecate DHE-based cipher suites. This announcement follows several noteworthy browser security advancements for 2015-16. Earlier this year the major browsers announced they would be ending support for RC4 ciphers in early 2016. In May…


  2. The Case for Making the Move from SHA-1 to SHA-2 Certificates

    Good security is a combination of building layers and staying one step ahead of would-be attackers. Mozilla recently announced that Firefox might end trust for SHA-1 Certificates six months sooner than the current SHA-1 deprecation timeline. This announcement came shortly after a research team expressed concerns about a theoretical risk associated with the SHA-1 hashing…


  3. Understanding Firefox Updated Security Indicators

    Firefox 42 is here with updated security indicators designed to improve the security and privacy experience for users. Mozilla released version 42 on November 3, 2015, and streamlined how to inform users about a site’s security by updating icons and adding color. In short, the changes affected how Firefox displays Domain Validated (DV) Certificates, active…


  4. .Onion Officially Recognized as Special-Use Domain

    Good news for .onion sites: The .onion domain is now recognized as a special-use, top-level domain by the Internet Engineering Steering Group, thanks to efforts by Facebook and The Tor Project. This means that publicly trusted SSL Certificates can continue to be issued for .onion domains following the deprecation of internal names, which is happening…


  5. Lack of Encryption, Authentication Led to HTTP Deprecation

    In December of 2014, Google announced that they would be deprecating HTTP in future versions of Chrome. In April of this year, Mozilla announced they would do the same with Firefox. As major influencers in Internet security, Google and Mozilla have set the standard for all browsers to update their protocols and improve web security.…