DigiCert Blog

  • What is Heartbleed? And What You Can Do About It

    On April 7, 2014, a bug in the OpenSSL software library was announced by the OpenSSL organization. This bug, called Heartbleed, impacts versions 1.0.1 through 1.0.1f of OpenSSL. Heartbleed is not an SSL bug or flaw with the SSL/TLS protocol — it’s a bug in OpenSSL’s implementation of SSL/TLS which servers rely…


  • Automating Certificate Management: How SSL APIs Work

    DigiCert Tools

    An application programming interface (API) is a software-to-software interface which allows applications to communicate with one another without human intervention. The DigiCert SSL management REST APIs provide a secure and easy to integrate way for administrators to manage certificate lifecycle and automate the process of purchasing and deploying SSL Certificates…


  • Phishing Scams Using Search Ads as a New Attack Vector

    Security Phishing Protection

    Unattended systems are a hackers best friend. That’s why at DigiCert we simply don’t offer cheap SSL Certificates as these certificate are processed by automated systems that never require human verification for security or identity checking. Scammers recently began exploiting security holes in how Search Ads are displayed on search engine sites. The…


  • How the Green Bar in Extended Validation SSL Was Born

    What is EV SSL?

    DigiCert is one of the original founding members of the CA/Browser Forum industry working group working to advance the requirements and guidelines for secure operations by Certificate Authorities around the world. Guidelines set by the CA/Browser Forum are enforceable by globally accepted auditing organizations and the browser and operating system…