Dragonblood – the vulnerability affecting WiFi Protected Access 3 (WPA3)

The WiFi Alliance recently released their latest security and authentication standard, WiFi Protected Access 3 (WPA3), but two security researchers have discovered a weakness in one of its protocols. WPA3 WPA3 is the newest standard in WiFi security, better securing public and private networks. It makes connecting to non-HTTPS websites and unsecured WiFi a lot […]

Sectigo removes CRL support in newly issued certificates

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Sectigo (formerly Comodo CA) has removed CRL distribution points on newly issued Domain Validated (DV) SSL/TLS certificates. I speculate that Organization Validated (OV) and Extended Validation (EV) SSL/TLS certificates will soon no longer contain CRL distribution points either. What is CRL? A Certificate Revocation List (CRL) is a list of SSL/TLS certificate serial numbers which […]

ICANN urges full implementation of DNSSEC

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a nonprofit organization dedicated to collaboration towards a secure and globally unified internet, has reacted to increasing reports of attacks on DNS infrastructure by urging registrars to adopt DNSSEC. What is ICANN?An internationally organized corporation that has responsibility for IP address space allocation, protocol identifier assignment, […]

EV SSL Certificates

Maximum Security, Maximum Trust. HTTPS is more important than ever with hackers and phishers becoming increasingly skilled at their trade. Only a HTTPS secured site will rank highly in web browser SEO (Search Engine Optimization). With the recent Google 7.0 update, non-HTTPS (HTTP) sites will show as unsecure with a visual warning showing if a […]

Comodo CA moving forward as Sectigo

Comodo CA is the world’s largest commercial Certificate Authority, having issued over 100 million SSL Certificates and working with over 700,000 businesses globally. Acquired by Francisco Partners, a leading global private equity firm which primarily invests in technology companies, Comodo CA is now rebranding as Sectigo. Existing Comodo SSL Certificates will not be affected by […]

The GDPR and SSL

The SSL Certificate industry has recently been shaken up by the EU’s newest data privacy laws, the GDPR.  The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the biggest change to data privacy in two decades, with big implications for the SSL Certificate industry.  The GDPR was approved by the EU Parliament on April 14th 2016 but did not […]