The day has come…SHA-1 SSL and Code Signing Certificates are no longer offered by major Certificates Authorities (CAs) such as Symantec, GeoTrust, Thawte, Comodo, and RapidSSL. If you haven’t already updated all certificates to SHA-2 – which is the latest industry standard – we highly recommend consulting with your system administrator/SSL Provider and update all certificates accordingly.
If you are using a SHA-1 certificate that has been issued on or after January 1st, 2016, certain internet Read more [...]
New standards being implemented between the world’s largest Certificate Authority & browser
On September 18th, 2015, you may have heard that Symantec became aware of an incident that went against industry standards set by the Certificate Authority/Browser (CA/B) Forum, the governing body of SSL certificate security. Due to an employee oversight, certificates that were intended for testing purposes only were actually issued from publically-trusted roots. Unfortunately, these certificates were either Read more [...]
The answer is clear: The SSL Store’s AutoInstall SSL® towers over the competition
The SSL Store’s reseller program has rightfully taken its place as the best in the industry for a wide variety of reasons. Among the reasons are the immediate access resellers get to competitive pricing, programs designed to enable resellers to sell more SSL, discounted access to trade shows and industry events around the world, and free EV certificates available to each new partner, just to name a few.
However, Read more [...]
The SSL Store™ stands head-and-shoulders above the competition
With so many SSL reseller programs available, how do you choose the right one for your business? There are many factors that go into making your selection, pricing of which is usually at the forefront. However, integration is viewed at by most businesses to be the most important factor – as a robust API or plugins, as examples, can more than make up for a few dollars on low-value certs.
One of the most popular integration options Read more [...]
Let’s Encrypt is a new non-profit Certificate Authority (CA) sponsored and founded by industry advocates; such as, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Mozilla, and the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). Let’s Encrypt will be launching very soon and will be offering free SSL certificates.Of course we are strong supporters of universal encryption and hope that Let’s Encrypt will lower barriers for websites that can’t afford existing SSL options. However, we do not think Read more [...]
Today marks the release of Google Chrome Version 46, which contains a notable change in Chrome’s SSL UI
Google Chrome shows a security indicator to the left of the URL in the address bar – that’s where the Green Padlock and Green Address Bar live. There were also three other states that the indicator could take: a white “Page” icon used for HTTP connections, a lock with a yellow “caution triangle” for HTTPs with minor errors, or a lock with a red “X” for HTTPs with broken (insecure) Read more [...]
In the recent years we have seen an explosion in cyber espionage across the world. Obama’s national security adviser said in remarks before the Asia Society in New York City: “Increasingly, U.S. businesses are speaking out about their serious concerns about sophisticated, targeted theft of confidential business information and proprietary technologies through cyber intrusions emanating from China on an unprecedented scale. The international community cannot tolerate such activity from any country” Read more [...]
Urgent Action Needed! Paypal.com Change Impacting IPN
1. Do you use Instant Payment Notification (IPN)?
2. If, so you must be running a SHA-256 SSL compliant server as soon as possible!
3. Contact the person or the company who hosts your IPNs to ensure they are SHA-256 Compliant
Paypal.com is one of the most popular payment gateways in the world. As a payment processor, it is PayPal’s duty to ensure the highest level of security for their merchants, developers, and consumers. In accordance Read more [...]
When you are researching SSL Certificates, or if you already work with SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to secure your online business, websites or any communication, you may come across another secure communications protocols: TLS (Transport Layer Security).
The majority of people who are connected with online business know SSL provides a secured, encrypted communication between a client and a server. But you may be wondering what TLS is, and scratching your head about the difference.Luckily, the Read more [...]
If you have a business that relies on ecommerce transactions, you want to ensure that customers feel confident about the safety of their online purchase with your organization. Not only is it a matter of providing good customer service, but it is essential to enable safe online sales by providing a recognizably secure websites for online transactions.The popularity of ecommerce is undeniable. But the proliferation of phishing sites is staggering. The Internet Policy Committee APWG published a Read more [...]
As the internet evolved so did the ways in which we interact with it. Virtually every aspect of our daily lives have been mirrored on the Internet. When you login to your online banking portal you are entrusting that your bank is safely and discretely managing your personal financial information – just as you would when you sit down with a bank employee in their office. With day-to-day life becoming increasingly dependent on using the Internet, a passive ability to detect fraudulent or fake websites Read more [...]