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 […]

Safe by Default – Google’s new web security policy

The ‘Secure’ icon on HTTPS web pages has been removed by Google with the padlock soon to follow.  Additionally, all HTTP pages will be marked as “not secure”, as Google aims to create a web that is safe by default.  Previously, Chrome displayed a padlock and “Secure” in green letters for HTTPS secured sites, as HTTP was still widely implemented […]

Cybercrime set to be world’s biggest illegal market by 2021 

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According to a report by respected global information security firm Herjavec Group, cybercriminals will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021.  Cybercrime poses a great and real threat to the global order, financially and technologically. U.S. Army General Keith B. Alexander, in a speech on cybersecurity and cybercrime, said that cybercrime constitutes “the greatest transfer of wealth in […]

Locky Ransomware Spreads Through Images On Facebook Messenger & Google Chrome

Locky Ransomware

New methods of Ransomware spread have emerged as researchers have discovered the use of Facebook messenger to spread the Locky Ransomware. A type of ransomware that has this year marked itself as a favorite among hackers looking to cash in on your loss. What would normally be automatically filtered from Facebook, hackers have worked out a […]

GlobalSign Causes Mass HTTPS Revocation – Spotify, Wikipedia, The Guardian And Drop Box All Affected

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Some of the worlds largest websites have been labeled insecure by leading browsers and have become inaccessible following a revocation issue that was caused by one of the leading SSL Certificate Providers, GlobalSign late last week. When attempting to visit websites such as Wikipedia and The Guardian, some uses were prompted that: “Your Connection Is Not […]

Latest SSL News Updates – Comodo, Certificate Transparency, Paypal

Market Share Trends for SSL Certification Authorities. W3Techs.com market share trends report from April 2015 to April 2016 shows Comodo reaching 40,8% of the market share in the SSL industry while all other Certification Authorities have been left behind, including Symantec (26,6 %) and GoDaddy Group (12%) and GlobalSign (9.7%) while none of the others have […]