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Sectigo AddTrust External CA Root has expired

31 May 2020

As previously announced, the Sectigo AddTrust External CA Root certificate expired on May 30, 2020. Because all Sectigo certificates have been cross-signed with the newer UserTrust RSA Certification Authority root for some time now, this change only has consequences when using outdated systems. What is the cause? SSL certificates are signed by a root certificate from a CA, such ...

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Symantec SSL continues as DigiCert SSL after April 30

30 April 2020

In November 2017, it was announced that Symantec had sold its SSL division to DigiCert. From that moment on, all Symantec brands, namely Symantec, Thawte, GeoTrust and RapidSSL, were covered by DigiCert. These brands have been issued by DigiCert since 2017. Now they go a step further: the Symantec SSL brand becomes DigiCert SSL as of April 30, 2020. The ...

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HTTPS growth continues and changes in browser display

30 March 2020

The year 2018 was a turning point for the use of SSL, with HTTPS becoming the standard. This trend has continued - In October 2019 no less than 94% of all visited web pages in Chrome were loaded on all platforms via HTTPS. Next to positive, these developments also have unintended negative consequences that grow steadily. What else happened in 2019, ...

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Phasing out TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 in Chrome and Firefox postponed

30 March 2020

At the end of 2018, Mozilla and Google announced to phase out support for the outdated encryption protocols TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1. by early 2020. However, due to the current situation with COVID-19 (Corona), they have decided to postpone the phasing out of TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in Firefox and Chrome for the time ...

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Apple takes the lead in limiting the duration of SSL

25 February 2020

Apple is going to limit the allowed validity of SSL certificates to a maximum of 13 months. From September 1, 2020, certificates with a duration of more than 13 months are no longer supported in the Safari browser. Chances are that other browsers will also start applying this measure, despite the fact that a proposal for an industry-wide change ...

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Replacement of Sectigo EV certificates

21 January 2020

It has recently become known that a number of Sectigo EV certificates contain information that is not allowed. These certificates must be replaced at very short notice in order to remain trusted by browsers. This development has no impact on the safety of the affected certificates, but it does mean that many organisations have to replace their certificates very quickly ...

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Change in use of OU-fields in Sectigo certificates

19 December 2019

As of December 15, 2019, Sectigo will change the use of OU fields for all new Sectigo certificates. From this date, it is no longer permitted to include non-organization-related information in an OU field. What is the OU-field? OU stands for Organizational Unit, this is a field in the Subject information in an SSL certificate. The Subject ...

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Browsers alter the display and notifications for SSL certificates

15 August 2019

A lot is happening with regard to the display of HTTP and HTTPS by the different browsers. They are working on improving the recognisability of secure websites and the strive to HTTPS by default for some time now. Warnings for HTTP become more serious From version 70, the widely used web browser Mozilla Firefox will mark all webpages without HTTPS ...

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Resign Java code by expired Sectigo timestamping certificate

22 May 2019

The Sectigo timestamping certificate expires on July 9, 2019, and has been replaced. After this date Java-code signed with this certificate will cause warnings. These warnings can be resolved by signing and timestamping the code again. What are the consequences? The expiry of the timestamping certificate only has consequences for Java-code signed before March 4, 2019. This may ...

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Expected increase of HTTPS in 2018 realized

22 January 2019

Many developments have happened in the international SSL market as well as at Xolphin. 2018 was a turning point for the use of SSL: for the first time ever, there are more secure websites than insecure websites. Early last year, a large increase of HTTPS use was expected, leading to secure connections being the new standard. One year later, this ...

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