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  1. The Evolution of SSL and TLS

    Customer Experience Protected Data

    If you’ve Googled SSL before, then you’ve probably seen the term TLS as well. SSL and TLS are sometimes used interchangeably because they are very closely related. In fact, you can think of TLS as an upgraded version of SSL. Both protocols encrypt information at the same level, but just like other technologies, they evolve…


  2. This Month in SSL: January 2015

    Digital Security News

    Here is our latest news roundup of articles about network and SSL security. Click here to see the whole series. SSL & Encryption News Google Chrome 40 was released on January 23, which means we’re only one version away from the deprecation of SHA-1 which is scheduled for version 41. Mozilla Firefox announced that they…


  3. The Importance of a Certificate Management Platform

    Internet users are becoming increasingly more aware of the security—or lack thereof—on the sites they visit. The slightest hint that something is wrong, like slow load times or a pop-up message, could tempt a user to bounce. Even the most legitimate websites can scare users away if there is an expired SSL Certificate on the…


  4. OpenSSL Patches Security Vulnerabilities

    SSL Announcement

    Early this morning, OpenSSL released four patches for new security vulnerabilities found in OpenSSL versions 1.0.1 and 0.9.8. These patches fix a total of eight vulnerabilities, two of which are rated moderate and the others are considered low risk. According to the OpenSSL advisory, none of the vulnerabilities allow for remote code execution; however, the…


  5. DigiCert’s Certificate Transparency Log Approved

    On December 31, 2014 DigiCert’s Certificate Transparency (CT) log completed Google’s testing period and was approved for inclusion in Chrome. DigiCert’s log is the first log from a Certificate Authority to be accepted and follows a mandatory monitoring period that began in September 2014. The inclusion of a log requires a high degree of availability…