DigiCert Blog

  • Google Project Zero, The White Hat Security Team Making the Internet Secure

    SSL Security Shield

    Google has always invested in Internet security; however, recently it appears that helping create a safer web is their top priority. In addition to switching to always-on SSL by default for Google Search, Gmail, and Google Drive, they have paid “bug bounties” or rewards for individuals who report security flaws in their…


  • More Than Just a Padlock, SSL Is Life Secured

    Which SSL Certificate

    Transport Layer Security (TLS), popularly known as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), is the most popular standard for encryption and security online today. SSL is most known for the https:// that is displayed when a certificate is being used to secure website connections; but there’s much more to SSL than just…


  • Creating Strong Password Policy Best Practices

    Strong Password Policy

    With more of our private communication, financial transactions, and health care information being stored online, the accessibility of this information to users comes with serious security risks. A strong password policy is the front line of defense to confidential user information. Administrators today play a more critical role than ever…


  • Microsoft Announces New EV Code Signing Requirements

    What is EV SSL?

    Cybercriminals today target critical and sensitive data by repackaging popular free applications and infecting them with malware, spyware, adware, and Trojans. BitDefender reports that 1.2% of all mobile applications are legitimate applications that have been repackaged to deliver ads and collect user information. On December 3, 2013, Microsoft announced that…


  • Indian CA Issues Rogue Certificates: What DigiCert is Doing About It

    SSL Certificate Secrecy

    On Tuesday, July 8 Google reported the discovery of unauthorized digital certificates for several Google domains. The certificates were issued by India’s National Informatics Centre (NIC), which has several intermediate certificates trusted under the Indian Controller of Certifying Authorities (India CCA) root certificate. India CCA certificates are trusted by most…