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How well are small businesses implement basic security precautions on their websites? I crawled 60,140 websites…here’s what I found.
SHA2 is now officially available, but it’s also official – SHA-1 Certificates are no longer issued.
So, if you purchase any certificate from Comodo, DigiCert, Thawte, or any other Certificate Authority, expect it to come with SHA-2, and not SHA-1.
Tech giants including Microsoft, Google, and Mozilla are all aboard … Read More
A quick guide on fixing a difficult SSL/TLS certificate error:
NET::ERR_SSL_PINNED_KEY_NOT_IN_CERT_CHAIN in Google Chrome
Let’s not beat around the bush – you’re here because you were trying to reach a website and got a “NET::ERR_SSL_PINNED_KEY_NOT_IN_CERT_CHAIN” error. Probably using Google Chrome, as that is the search giant’s parlance.
Or, alternatively, you’re … Read More
Certificate transparency is a mandatory requirement for all SSL certificate authorities. This means whenever they issue an SSL certificate, they must add it to one or more public certificate transparency logs.
If a certificate authority issues an SSL certificate without adding it to the logs this can trigger certain browser … Read More
What this NET::ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID error entails and what you can do to address it
If you are a website owner and having the problem when opening your site and you follow up with the “NET::ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID” error, don’t panic. We’re here to help you with this error you are facing. In this … Read More
Google Chrome is a all-time favorite web browser for users. Like some other internet users, you are likely pleased with the smooth, fast UI and user experience it offers. However, sometimes you may also face the following error while loading a secured site:
The “ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR” often message disappears when you … Read More
Are you considering renewing your SSL certificate? If you don’t renew your SSL in time, you may end up with the “sec_error_expired_certificate” Firefox error. In this article, we discuss what the “sec_error_expired_certificate” error is, how to fix it, and how to confirm if your SSL is expired so … Read More
Why use wildcard SSL certificate on multiple servers?
There are advantages to hosting subdomains on different servers. You can point web visitors to specific subdomains without forcing them to go through the home page. Also, having different subdomains hosted and managed by different departments can increase operational efficiency. For example, … Read More
Why You Need An SSL Signed By A Trusted Root Certificate
When you visit an HTTPS website, your web browser will check the website’s SSL certificate to see if it’s trusted. This is a critically important step, as this confirms that you’re connected to the correct website (not, for example, … Read More