DigiCert-Symantec Acquisition: It’s time to reissue/replace SSL Certificates for Existing Symantec Customers.
Symantec Group agreed to sell its SSL Certificate Authority business to DigiCert Inc. in Oct 2017. Walking on tightropes with Google’s plans to distrust its SSL certificates, Symantec had to do something, and it pulled a rabbit out … Read More “A Quick Guide to Replace/Reissue existing Symantec SSL/TLS Certificates”
Untangling the technology that is Server Name Indication (SNI)
Want to know what is SNI and how it works? Well, you’re at the right place (not sure about the right time though). Quite often, this great technology goes under the radar, and that’s somewhat understandable. So here we are, doing … Read More “Simplified: What Is SNI (Server Name Indication)? How Does It Work?”
Multi-Domain SSL is a smart choice. Understand why!
Multi-Domain SSL certificates, commonly referred as SAN SSL certificates, are a dominant breed of SSL certificates. The thing that separates Multi-Domain (SAN/UCC) certificate from the rest is their versatility. They allow you to secure multiple domains/websites using a single SSL certificate Whether … Read More “What is a Multi-Domain SSL Certificate? Should I Buy One?”
The SSL/TLS handshake process simplified like never before
As it goes with all handshakes, the SSL/TLS Handshake is where it all starts. The SSL/TLS handshake involves a series of steps through which both the parties – client and server, validate each other and start communicating through the secure SSL/TLS tunnel.… Read More “What is SSL/TLS Handshake? Understand the Process in Just 3 Minutes”
Cryptography will have a key role to play in securing Internet of Things (IoT)
The Internet of Things (IoT) is already revolutionizing the way we see, use, and interact with our world. And the good news (and bad news) is that it’s just getting started. By 2020, the number of … Read More “IoT Security: Understanding PKI’s Role in Securing Internet of Things”
A Quick and Easy Guide on how to configure SSL in Magento
Magento is an open source content management system for e-commerce platforms. Released in 2008, Magento was originally developed by Varien Inc., a US based private company. eBay acquired it in 2011 and spun it off. Today, around 30% … Read More “How to enable an SSL certificate on Magento”
Understand the difference between Hashing, Encryption, and Encoding
If you think that Hashing, Encryption, and Encoding are the same thing, you are wrong! However, you’re not alone. There is an awful lot of confusion surrounding these three terms. As similar as they may sound, they are all totally different … Read More “Explained: Hashing vs. Encryption vs. Encoding”
Step-by-step guide to Install SSL Certificate on Lighttpd
Released in 2003, Lighttpd (pron. lighty) is an open-source web server designed and optimized for high-performance environments. Lighttpd was written by Jan Kneschke as a solution to the problem of handling 10,000 connections in parallel for a single server.
The name … Read More “How to Install SSL Certificate on Lighttpd Server”
A Quick and Easy Guide on how to view SSL Certificate in Safari
When it comes to the virtual world, we live in a constant state of danger. Hackers and fraudsters are always on the prowl. Sadly, there is no way to stop a cyber attack completely. If you block … Read More “How to View SSL Certificate Information in Safari”
Easily enable SSL certificate on the Pound reverse-proxy server
The Pound is an open source reverse-proxy server platform. It is also used as an application firewall as well as a load balancer. It doesn’t serve the content on its own but it acts as a front-end server. It accepts requests … Read More “How to enable HTTPS on Pound”