DigiCert Blog

All posts under: SSL

  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 True Cost of Self-Signed SSL Certificates

    While many companies make online security a priority in their business, there are just as many companies who risk securing their website with self-signed SSL Certificates. Because self-signed SSL Certificates are free, this option tempts both novice and veteran companies alike. However, self-signed SSL certificates are risky because they lack validation from a third party.…


  3. 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…


  4. Enterprise Security: The Advantages of Using EV Certificates

    As more and more people choose to shop, share, bank, and view accounts online, the need for online browsing security has also grown. SSL Certificates are critical to online security and are the backbone of Internet safety. Extended Validation (EV) Certificates, in particular, provide that extra layer of protection be requiring a strictly defined issuance…


  5. How Mixed Content Compromises Security

    When users visit a website secured by an SSL Certificate, they expect their data to stay safe. But what happens if only part of the site is secured? Below is a scenario that illustrates one example of what could happen. Scenario You visit your favorite retail site to do some shopping. The site, example.com, is…