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  • SSL Certificates Trusted By Every Major Browser

    SSL Trusted by All Browsers

    When you purchase an SSL Certificate, the last thing you want is your users getting the dreaded “not trusted” error. It’s critical that when you select an SSL provider, that you go with a high assurance Certificate Authority that is trusted by every possible browser your users may be using. Secure…


  • Heartbleed and the Problem of NotBefore Date

    Fixing Heartbleed Vulnerability

    It is standard practice among Certificate Authorities, when re-keying an SSL certificate, to keep everything in the cert the same except for information related to the actual keys that have been changed. That includes the validity dates, which has become an issue in the past day or so as at…


  • 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…