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Symantec, GeoTrust, Thawte and RapidSSL Certificates needing to be reissued

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As of October 31st 2017 DigiCert completed the acquisition of Symantec’s Certificate Authority business. This also includes GeoTrust, Thawte and RapidSSL. This acquisition came about after google announced they will be distrusting Symantec Certificates ( only certificates issued prior to December 1st 2017 ) due to questionable website authentication certificates issued by Symantec Corporation’s PKI… [read more →]

Google Chrome Marking HTTP as non-secure

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To help web users browse websites more safely, Google Chrome displays a lock icon in the address bar to indicate a website secured by an SSL Certificate ( HTTPS ). Google Chrome had not shown HTTP connections as non-secure until January 2017; This is when Google started to push updates to their chrome browser to better indicated to their users if a website is secure or not. If a web page collects… [read more →]

Is your wordpress blog secure from hackers?

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Wordpress is one of the most popular website platform for creating websites and blogs.  The reason for its popularity is obviously is the ease of use, maintaining it and also updating content to it. Every popular software, becomes a target of criminals automatically due to widespread use of it and many users actually using it. Brute password discovery and PHP MySql vulnerabilities is often the … [read more →]

Perfect Forward Secrecy: An Insurance Policy for your Encrypted Data

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As we already know, SSL/TLS couples the best parts of asymmetric and symmetric cryptography to provide a robust mechanism for securing data-in-flight. However, because the key exchange for the symmetric portion of the transaction occurs over the secure channel forged with your public key, whomever holds your private key can reliably decrypt all data intended for your consumption. What happens… [read more →]

Who Needs SSL?

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Does everyone need SSL? It’s not mandatory for all sites - for now. Do most sites need it? Yes. Do you need it? Let’s find out. Firstly, Why SSL? Trust Internet users look for many trust signals when they visit a website. For casual browsing, their eyes and senses do a cursory review of the site they’re on for a visual and performance indication of quality. Does anything look out of place or suspi… [read more →]