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  1. How to Fix “Site Is Using Outdated Security Settings” on Server

    Recent efforts by browsers urge administrators to update SSL security on websites. This includes a big push to upgrade legacy SHA-1 certificates to SHA-256. Staying up-to-date is critical for ongoing data security issues and keeping online trust. The Chrome browser led the way in how browsers are choosing to handle SHA-1 Certificates, and customers and users on…


  2. How to Fix “Site Is Using Outdated Security Settings” on Browser

    Browsers have recently increased efforts to encourage administrators to take advantage of updated SSL security in order to better protect sites and users. These efforts include the requirement for websites to transition to use SHA-256 certificates instead of the legacy SHA-1 certificates for online encryption. The Chrome browser has been particularly aggressive in how it handles SHA-1 Certificates,…


  3. Understanding OCSP Times and What They Mean for You

    The Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) is the fastest protocol we have for verifying certificate status. In a nutshell, here’s how OCSP works: An end user sends a request to the server, requesting certificate status information. Through the Online Certificate Status Protocol, a response is given as one of these four options “Success,” “Unauthorized,” “Malformed…


  4. The Current State of .Onion Certificates and What Happens Next

    Digital certificates allow users to verify they are connecting to a legitimate website and browse worry-free. Last year, DigiCert issued a certificate to Facebook’s .onion address and has since issued certificates to several other .onion addresses. These certificates allow Tor users to browse anonymously while still being able to identify that the website is operated…


  5. Private Internet 101

    It’s happened to all of us: you spend ten minutes reading about the latest diet trend online and next thing you know, Google ads are telling you to lose weight for weeks. Obnoxious ads using cookies are just one reason that Internet users are concerned about the information being shared by mainstream browsers and search engines—the main…