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  1. Researchers Urge Administrators to Replace SHA-1 Certificates with SHA-2

    Online Security Warning

    This morning an international team of cryptanalysts urged administrators to replace their SHA-1 certificates as the risks associated SHA-1 are greater than previously expected. The published findings are theoretical and have not yet been proven in a practical setting. While there doesn’t appear to be an immediate present danger, we strongly encourage administrators to migrate…


  2. .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…


  3. How the Direct Protocol Benefits Patients

    Recent healthcare data breaches have burdened healthcare organizations financially. The Ponemon Institute reports that healthcare data breaches cost organizations $363 per stolen record, which is above the $154 global average cost of data breaches in other industries. Another study by Ponemon showed that in the last two years, 65% of healthcare organizations reported electronic information…


  4. 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.…


  5. DigiCert and the International Data Exchange Service

    The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) went into effect in March 2010 with the objective of compelling individuals to report foreign financial assets. FATCA affects individuals, financial institutions, and governments. In order to exchange FATCA information with the United States, Financial Institutions (FI) and Host Country Tax Authorities (HCTA) must securely transmit required information…