SSL Certificate News

Industry Announcements & Updates

Trustico® believes that creating a successful secure web presence should be easy and affordable. Here you will find our latest SSL news, industry articles and press releases. For further information about any of the latest industry news and updates, or if you have an article that you would like us to publish, please Contact Us.

Trustico® News

Statement In Regard To DigiCert® Revocation & Symantec® Distrust

22 March 2018

Trustico® has already provided some input in response to specific issues in that debate but would like to take this opportunity to 'set the record straight' as it considers itself to have been unfairly and wrongly maligned.

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Distrusted Symantec® SSL Replacement

28 February 2018

In good conscience we decided it wasn't ideal to have any active SSL Certificates on the Symantec® systems, nor any that didn't meet our stringent security requirements.

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TLS/SSL Maximum Validity Period Policy Change

27 February 2018

Decreasing the maximum lifetime of SSL Certificates from three years to two years helps reduce the presence of older, outdated and possibly vulnerable SSL Certificates that were issued before new regulations were put in place.

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Trustico® Abandons Symantec® SSL Certificates

13 February 2018

Effective immediately, Trustico® will cease to offer Symantec® branded SSL Certificates : Symantec®, GeoTrust®, Thawte® and RapidSSL® in the lead up to launching their new website trust seals and Trustico® branded SSL Certificates.

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Important Announcement For Symantec® Depreciation

9 February 2018

Our website will be updated today to reflect a change in the products that we offer and the depreciation of the Symantec® brands. As a valued partner of Comodo®, we've updated our systems to minimize disruption with our API and ordering processes by enabling the automatic selection and ordering of equivalent products from the Comodo® range. This means that if you attempt to order a depreciated product, you'll be presented with an alternate trusted product.

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Comodo® CA Sold To Private Equity Firm

1 November 2017

The Certificate authority (CA) business of Comodo® has seen its majority share sold to Francisco Partners for an undisclosed amount. At the same time, DigiCert® completed its billion-dollar purchase of Symantec's former certificate business. At the same time, DigiCert® completed its billion-dollar purchase of the former certificate business Symantec®.

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Chrome's Plan To Distrust Symantec® Certificates

11 September 2017

The Chrome team and the PKI community converged upon a plan to reduce, and ultimately remove, trust in Symantec® and it's infrastructure in order to uphold users’ security and privacy when browsing the web.

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DigiCert To Acquire the Symantec’s Website Security And Related PKI Solutions

03 August 2017

At a time when it’s absolutely critical that businesses are safeguarded from the advanced cyber security threats infiltrating the web, through this acquisition customers will benefit from a company that is solely focused on delivering the leading identity and encryption solutions they require.

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Who's Authenticating Your SSL Certificate?

18 July 2017

Today we're writing this e-mail to confirm to you that Comodo® SSL Certificates are not affected by the proposed requirements Google® and Mozilla® are imposing on other Certificate Authorities. There's been some recent events that raise the question of who is authenticating SSL Certificates - this can have a serious impact on you and your customers.

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Comodo® And Trustico® Team Up In Strategic Worldwide Partnership

22 Jun 2017

Comodo®, a global innovator and developer of cybersecurity solutions and the worldwide leader in digital certificates, and Trustico® a leading SSL/TLS certificate and hosting solutions provider, today announced a strategic worldwide partnership to enhance Trustico's solutions offering with Comodo's market leading TLS/SSL certificate portfolio and Comodo® cWatch Web, a fully managed security solution for websites and applications.

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Important Message From Symantec® Website Security

23 March 2017

On March 23, Google® posted a blog on a public forum outlining a set of proposals targeted at Symantec® SSL/TLS certificates. This was unexpected, and I wanted to reach out to explain what this proposal means for Symantec® customers and how we will respond to Google's proposal, if implemented, in order to ensure business continuity for you. I also want to address Google's claims about Symantec's certificate issuance processes and reaffirm our continued commitment to transparency of our practices as a public certificate authority.

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New Trustico® Products & Services - Investing $600k Toward New Systems

26 September 2016

As a market leader for online security services for businesses and one of the largest SSL retailers globally, Trustico® today announced a strategic rollout of new products, services and platforms to significantly enhance its global exposure and strengthen its presence in the European and Asia Pacific markets.

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Certificate Transparency, Impacting Extended Validation SSL

18 October 2014

Certificate Transparency (CT), a Google® initiative, requires all Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificates, along with certificate details, to be registered in public CT logs before the end of January 2015 in order to continue having the green address bar displayed in Chrome.

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SSL 3.0 POODLE Attack Vulnerability

14 October 2014

This vulnerability does not affect SSL Certificates. No change to existing SSL Certificates are necessary. Customers should review and update the configuration of their web servers to eliminate this vulnerability. Researchers have published a vulnerability with SSL 3.0 (POODLE) that could allow an attacker to decrypt secure cookies sent over a secure connection.

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SHA-1 Beyond December 31, 2015 (Transition To SHA-2)

10 October 2014

Microsoft and Google® announced SHA-1 deprecation plans that may affect websites with SHA-1 SSL Certificates. Chrome version 39 and later will display visual security indicators on sites with SHA-1 SSL certificates with validity beyond January 1, 2016.

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Symantec® Revokes MD5 Signed SSL Certificates

29 June 2012

As of June 30, 2011, Mozilla ended their support of the MD5 signature algorithm. Since then, pertinent SSL Certificates signed with an MD5 algorithm have continued to work correctly, however in line with Mozilla's request; Symantec® began revoking SSL Certificates this week.

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2011 Trends - Internet Security Threat Report Released By Symantec®

03 May 2012

Symantec® has established some of the most comprehensive sources of internet threat data in the world through the Symantec® Global Intelligence Network, which is made up of more than 64.6 million attack sensors and records thousands of events per second.

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New Domain Validated (DV) Authentication Process Announced By Symantec®

24 April 2012

The current manual authentication process is reliant on domain owner approval via e-mail which can be problematic and can cause issuance delays due to private registration not allowing carryover data and end users not responding to, or misplacing, e-mail.

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Symantec® Response To Google® Browser Security Issues

16 March 2012

After announcements by Google® that they will be stripping OCSP (Online Certificate Status Protocol) and CRL (Certificate Revocation List) checks from their latest release of the popular Chrome web browser, Symantec® has again in recent days slammed this decision by Google®, labelling the move as "misguided and dangerous."

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The Question Of The Safety Of SSL Rises Again

09 February 2012

Symantec® have released a statement that the Trust Services (SSL), User Authentication (VIP, PKI, FDS), and other production systems acquired by Symantec® were not compromised by the corporate network security breach mentioned in the Verisign, Inc. quarterly filing.

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A New Industry Standard For Issuing And Managing SSL Certificates

02 February 2012

The security of SSL Certificates was under much scrutiny last year after high profile security breaches of Certificate Authorities resulted in the bankruptcy of Dutch Certificate Authority Diginotar, while the large European Certificate Authority GlobalSign® had to stop issuing SSL Certificates while they investigated whether a breach of their security structure resulted in rogue SSL Certificates being issued.

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Response To MD5 Collision

30 December 2008

Earlier today at the Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin, three researchers presented a paper in which they had used an MD5 collision attack and substantial computing firepower to create a false SSL Certificate using the RapidSSL brand of SSL Certificates.

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Trustico® Joins Ratepoint℠ Partner Program

08 April 2008

RatePoint, Inc., a market leader for online reputation management and customer feedback platforms for businesses, and Trustico®, one of the largest SSL retailers globally, today announced a strategic reseller partnership that allows RatePoint to significantly enhance its global exposure and strengthen its presence in the European and Asia-Pacific markets.

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