31 October 2018
From November 1st, Comodo CA is called Sectigo. This applies to the company name, but also to all brand- and productnames. To ensure a smooth transition, the coming year 'Sectigo, formerly known as Comodo CA', will be used. Why this change? Last year Comodo's certificate division was acquired by...
19 October 2018
Apple, Microsoft and Google announced they will cease support of the encryption protocols TLS 1.0 and 1.1 from early 2020. Because the use of these protocols for setting up a secure connection is minimal, the impact will probably be low. What will change exactly? From early 2020 the internet protocols TLS 1.0 and 1.1 won’t be supported anymore by...
25 September 2018
As previously communicated, the browsers slowly cease their trust in Symantec SSL certificates. For all Symantec, Thawte and GeoTrust certificates issued before 1 December 2017, the final exchange deadline of 23 October is now approaching fast. You can renew your certificates free of charge so that they remain trusted by the browsers.
16 August 2018
The popular Google Chrome browser version 68 was released at the end of July. From this version, all websites without an HTTPS connection show an 'unsafe' message informing visitors that the connection is not secure - a change that can have a lot of impact when we look at the current situation.
6 June 2018
From early 2017 Chrome shows a green ‘Secure’ notification for all websites that have an HTTPS connection. They recently announced that this notification will not be shown anymore as of September this year. By then, only EV certificates will show a positive indicator. Research from the Dutch news organisation NOS shows that the current notifications cause confusion and...
17 May 2018
On May 25th, 2018 the new European privacy law takes effect, called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Exactly what will change for you as a customer, and in terms of SSL? Why this new law? A lot has been written about it: the GDPR, which replaces the seperate national Data Protection laws from all European member states based on the European...
14 May 2018
Researchers have found a vulnerability in the most common techniques for email encryption: PGP and S/MIME. This announcement was published under the name EFAIL. You can continue to use S/MIME for encrypted email, but it is advisable to adjust a number of settings in your email software and to update as soon as possible. What does the vulnerability mean?
23 March 2018
From now on it is prohibited to alter company data in a Comodo certificate after issuance. Comodo applied this policy change to all Comodo certificates. Why these changes? For altering certificate data, re-validation and issuance of a certificate is necessary. Limiting these options will reduce the chance for errors, and should result in a faster issuance process and enhanced safety.
23 March 2018
In recent years the Xolphin team has expanded considerably. That is why, after months of hard work, we are moving to a new office in Alkmaar per monday, March 26th. Why are we moving? From the start in 2002 Xolphin has grown steadily. Due to our focus on fast, high quality and multilingual service and the growing...
9 February 2018
Google announced that Chrome version 68, expected by July 2018, will display all websites without an SSL certificate as insecure. What will change, exactly? From July this year, Google Chrome will no longer mark a page as insecure based on whether it contains input fields or not. Instead, a warning will be displayed on all pages that do not use a secure...