The IT industry is a fast moving sector with new innovations being developed on a regular basis.
It is not only organizations with multiple departments and IT specialists that desire flexibility in regards to the entitlements of their users and the availability of extensive auditing – these are almost always required by the compliance-process.
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).
Many businesses rely on the Microsoft Exchange Server for their internal and external messaging. The Exchange Server is usually designated as “server“ or ”server.local“ within the internal network.
Two-factor authentication has finally arrived, and we are now able to offer to our clients – by means of Symantec Validation and the ID Protection Service – a higher level of security when logging on to our Extranet.
As the first provider outside of the USA, the internationally operating provider of SSL Certificates and anti-malware solutions – CertCenter – was awarded the highest partner status of “Specialist Partner” by the US-American security group Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC).
Here at CertCenter, we always aim to convey the importance of SSL Certificates when using the Internet. The Norton Secured Seal (included in all Symantec Secure Site SSL Certificates) conveys trust in the Internet, and is a dignified sign that attests to a web page’s security and authenticity.
By now you may already know about the Turkish Certification Authority TÜRKTRUST, which has mistakenly issued two Intermediate Certificates for two companies in Turkey.
According to the findings of an academic research group, the encryption and SSL protection of 41 Android applications are deficient or inadequate. These apps, which have been downloaded up to 185 million times, can be tapped during the communication between the gadget and the web server.