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  1. 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.…


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 How to Fix “Site Is Using Outdated Security Settings” on Server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


  3. 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,…


  4. 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…


  5. 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…