In 2018, approximately 482 million phishing attacks were carried out – more than twice as many as in 2017.
A recent study by the Georgia Institute of Technology Cyber Forensics Innovation Laboratory (CyFI) found that 99.987% of Web sites using an Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificate are not associated with common forms of online crime.
The company name is displayed in the address bar by the EV certificates (Extended Validation).
From July 24 Google Chrome will mark all websites, without a valid SSL certificate, directly and immediately visible to every user as unsafe. Thus Google warns very clearly and consistently against the danger and the resulting risks of an unencrypted connection.
With the release of the Chrome browser version 68 in July 24 of this year, a “Not-Secure” warning is displayed in the Chrome browser bar for each web page that does not use a valid SSL certificate.
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