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The Real Truth About TLS Vs SSL- The Difference May Surprise You!

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 [...]
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Extended Validation SSL Certificates Secure Your Online Business with Strong Encryption

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 [...]
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5 Ways to Determine if a Website is Fake, Fraudulent, or a Scam

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 [...]
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2015 Technology Trends, their Security Risks & Safety Tips

According to reports conducted by various research and technology firms, 2015 will be continuing many of 2014's innovations and disruptive technologies. The entire technology landscape is forcasted to triple with more mobile apps and devices entering into the market. Data center traffic is expected to reach more than 600 exabytes per month. Just in case you didn’t know, 1 exabyte is equivalent to10,000 terabytes.Then there are self-driving cars, bendable displays, air-charged batteries, holographic Read more [...]
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New PCI Standards Require Abandoning SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0

New guidelines dictating the requirements for PCI Compliance, version 3.1 of PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS), were released in April. These guidelines must be followed for all companies who take payments over the Internet. A key part of the new PCI DSS are stricter requirements around the use of TLS (SSL).PCI DSS v3.1 states that SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0 “can no longer be used as a security control after June 30th, 2016.” This means that disabling these protocol versions is required Read more [...]
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Symantec Increases Pricing for SSL Certificates in Japan

On April 14th, 2015, Symantec officially announced increased prices for their brands of SSL Certificates. As The SSL Store™ is a top web security partner of Symantec, we informed our Japan-based customers and partners that we also have to comply with this new regulation and adjust our pricing for SSL certificates with .JP domain names.When you purchase an SSL Certificate, our system will now require an extra surcharge when you go to create a CSR and your domain name contains a .JP or administrative, Read more [...]
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Symantec SSL Certificates Now offer a FREE SAN for Base Domain Names.

The world’s most trusted online security brand Symantec has just announced that they will now secure www & non-www domain names with single SSL certificate & it will be considered the same FQDN! This is big news for us and all of our partners and customers.Finally, all Symantec SSL certificates will now consider the base domain as a free SAN or Subject Alternative Name, which simply means you can secure both versions of your website, www.name-of-site.com and name-of-site.com with single Symantec Read more [...]
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Airline Wi-Fi Provider Gogo Has Been Intercepting User Traffic

If you have ever flown on a US airline, chances are you have seen an advertisement for an in-flight Wi-Fi service provided by Gogo. While Gogo is certainly appealing to most travelers in this day and age, a revelation has come to light recently about this service that you should probably be aware of.This past week, Adrienne Porter Felt, a security engineer at Google, discovered that Gogo was using a fraudulent certificate in place of Youtube.com’s real SSL certificate. The certificate was Read more [...]
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4 & 5 Year SSL Certificates Being Discontinued in 2015

On March 1st, 2015, The SSL Store™ will discontinue offering SSL certificates with validity periods of 4 and 5 years. This is in accordance with new guidelines set forth by the Certificate Authority/Browser (CA/B) Forum, the governing body of the SSL industry. This update will affect all SSL certificates in the industry, including the entire product catalogs of Symantec, Comodo, Thawte, GeoTrust, and RapidSSL. (EV certificates are already limited to a maximum of two years so they are not affected Read more [...]
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10 Important Factors That Make Symantec™ SSL Certificates #1

Symantec™ Corporation is a US-based internet security & technology company, founded by Gary Hendrix in 1982. It’s a global and publically traded company (NASDAQ: SYMC) dealing with many different sectors of the security industry, such as; anti-virus applications, data storage & backup solutions, SSL certificates and other website security solutions. As per W3Techs’s (Web Technology Surveys) report, Symantec™ Corporation is the top Certificate Authority (CA) with the largest market Read more [...]
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Limited POODLE Attack Resurfaces in TLS

Back in October, we published an extensive article about an attack called POODLE that affected old versions of the SSL protocol (specifically, SSL 3.0). This attack had the potential to affect nearly 98% of the Internet, as many servers still supported this older version of the protocol.But now it has been revealed that POODLE is back, this time with the ability to affect even the newest version of the protocol1. Any time we visit the topic of SSL protocol attacks, we should remember this brief Read more [...]