Initiative to Help Thousands of Websites Stay Operational as Google Distrusts Certain SSL Certificates with next Release
CertCenter, an independent certificate management company, and Comodo CA, a worldwide leader in digital identity solutions, have joined forces to help customers keep their websites operational in the wake of Google’s plan to distrust certain TLS/SSL certificates, starting with the release of Chrome 66. Continue reading
The next change for SSL Certificates
Certificate Transparency (CT) is a Google initiative to log, audit, and monitor certificates that Certificate Authorities (CAs) have issued. A CT’s intent is to prevent CAs from issuing public key certificates for a domain without the domain owner’s knowledge.
Google recently announced that certain SSL Certificates with a lifecycle beyond the 1st of January 2016 are going to be treated as progressively less trustworthy by future versions of Chrome. The SSL Certificates in question are those signed using the slightly dated SHA-1 hashing algorithm. The same is going to apply to SSL Certificates which have been signed using SHA-256, but contain SHA-1 Intermediates within their chain of certificates (Chromium Blog Post, 5th of September 2014).