New Requirements Change Security for Code Signing Certificates

We want to inform you about new industry requirements that were announced by the Certificate Authority Security Council (CASC) for Code Signing certificates on 8th December 2016 and that comes into effect on the 1st of February 2017. The new requirements address four key areas within our Code Signing products and provide a safer experience […]

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End of Life Announcement for Symantec ECA Certificates

Symantec will be discontinuing the availability of its External Certificate Authority ECA Certificates offering. Symantec is phasing out this offering as follows: August 16, 2016 – End of Sale: Symantec will stop selling the ECA offering. No new ECA certificates will be issued. August 16, 2016 – End of Renewal: Symantec will stop renewals for […]

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Acmetek offering a Free SAN with a SSL/TLS enrollment!

Great News! Acmetek offers Free SAN with a purchase of an SSL/TLS certificate! As a benefit to Acmetek clients to close a competitive gap, Symantec, GeoTrust, Thawte, RapidSSL will now consider www.domain.com and domain.com essentially as the same FQDN. Giving clients a Free SAN! Acmetek will now offer customers security on both of these FQDNs […]

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Memorandum Requires Secure Connections across Federal Websites

Memorandum Requires Secure Connections across Federal Websites and Web Services. Signed June 8th 2015 The Executive Office Of The President has enacted memorandum M-15-13. Also known as The HTTPS-Only Standard that requires that all public accessible Federal websites and web services only provide service through a secure connection. This is very important as unencrypted HTTP connections create […]

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What is Certificate Transparency?

Google’s Certificate Transparency is an open source project that aims to strengthen the SSL/TLS certificate system, which is the main cryptographic security system that underlies all HTTPS secure connections. It is a extra tier of certificate security that forms a Security Triad to ensure that clients navigating the internet are safe and secure in regards to […]

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The end-of-life of Symantec Safe Site.

As part of a long-term effort to simplify Symantec’s product range and ensure their offerings are relevant to the latest security needs, Symantec is discontinuing (End of Life) their Symantec Safe Site product as of March 2016. Symantec Safe Site (formally the VeriSign Trust Seal) is the stand-alone seal product which allows a user to display the seal without […]

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SSLv2 – The “Drown” Attack

Just recently there has been a lot of news regarding a vulnerability with SSLv2 (SSL2.0) and what has been named the Drown Attack. You will see articles saying “Drown Attack effects over 1/3 of the worlds websites, ” “No one is secure on the internet anymore,”  More than a Million sites effected!” etc.. the list goes […]

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OpenSSL patch released that fixes High-severity Diffie Hellman bug

OpenSSL has fixed a high-severity vulnerability that made it possible for attackers to obtain the key that decrypts communications secured in HTTPS based on the ephemeral keys, DSA based Diffie Hellman (DH) key exchange. The OpenSSL Diffie Hellman issue got assigned CVE-2016-0701 with a severity of High. This vulnerability could allow an attacker to force the peer to perform […]

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SHA 1 Critical Vulnerability Notice

On October 8, 2015, a team of international cryptography researchers warned of a significantly increased risk in using SHA-1 certificates, and recommended that administrators accelerate their migration to SHA-2 certificates. The risk is that, with enough computing power, an attacker can craft a fake certificate that in all key respects appears to be signed by […]

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Symantec and thawte are now offering a free SAN.

Great News! Symantec and Thawte are now offering a free SAN with a purchase of your SSL. Whenᅠyou purchase an SSL forᅠCommonᅠNameᅠwww.domain.com, Symantec and thawteᅠwillᅠautomaticallyᅠaddᅠdomain.comᅠasᅠaᅠfreeᅠSAN. This is extra money in your pocket as you do not need to pay double the cost to secure both separately and also saves time. This comes from the two most trusted brands in the world. Weᅠwillᅠsupportᅠ3ᅠuseᅠcases:ᅠ WhenᅠtheᅠenrolledᅠCommonᅠNameᅠisᅠwww.domain.com, […]

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