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Chrome removes secure notification

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...

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Changes caused by new European privacy law

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...

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Vulnerability found in email encryption technique

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?

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Altering company data not allowed anymore in Comodo certificates

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.

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Xolphin moves to Alkmaar

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...

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Chrome will mark all sites without HTTPS as not secure from July

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...

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ISO certification renewed and extended with 9001 and WebTrust

31 January 2018

In 2017, we’ve put a lot of effort into renewing Xolphin’s ISO 27001:2013 and WebTrust certification, as well as achieving the ISO 9001:2015 certification. We are glad to announce that we received all three certifications from Ernst & Young on December, 14. What are ISO certifications? ISO 27001:2013 is the international ISO standard for information security. Gaining this quality label means our...

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Maximum validity period SSL certificates becomes 2 years

19 January 2018

The guidelines for issuing SSL certificates will be tightened from March 1. From this date onwards, the CA / Browser forum allows a maximum validity period of 825 days (approximately 27 months) for all SSL certificates. Applying for certificates with a longer duration is no longer possible from that time. What does this mean for new applications? This change applies to...

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Delayed delivery of Symantec, GeoTrust and Thawte SSL certificates

13 December 2017

Since December 2017 SSL certificates from Symantec, GeoTrust and Thawte are being issued by DigiCert. Due to the deadlines set by browsers, millions of certificates worldwide have to be validated and issued again. As a result, the delivery time of Symantec, GeoTrust and Thawte certificates is currently longer than usual. All Symantec, GeoTrust and Thawte certificates issued before the...

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Investment firm purchases majority stock in Comodo certificate division

31 October 2017

Today, Fransisco Partners announced they have purchased a share in Comodo Group’s Certificate Authority division. Comodo products and brands will remain maintained. What has changed exactly? Comodo has sold a majority share of their certificate division to US-based technology investment firm Francisco Partners. Comodo’s Certificate Authority division will operate independently to expand and optimize their SSL certificate deliveries. Comodo...

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