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TLS 1.3 Published by IETF

On Friday, August 9 the IETF published TLS 1.3 as an approved standard, following its publication as a proposal in March 2018.  TLS 1.3 offers important improvements in both security and connection speed, and adoption among software and service vendors is already well underway, including support in Chrome, Firefox, and Cloudflare.
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Google Chrome Labels All Non-SSL Pages “Not secure”

As of July 24, 2018 Google Chrome release 68 marks all sites not protected by SSL as “Not secure” immediately to the left of the URL.  The “Not secure” warning occurs even on pages that don’t share or collect any kind of confidential information. 
 
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SSL CERTIFICATE DISTRUST ISSUE PERSISTS; 800K+ WEBSITES GLOBALLY REMAIN AT RISK

Two months ago, Comodo CA released findings from research conducted to determine the scope and potential consequences of the upcoming Google Chrome distrust of all former Symantec SSL certificates issued prior to December 1, 2017.
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A-Z Guide in Choosing the Right SSL Certificate

A parent preparing a toddler for her first beach vacation and a seasoned kayaker preparing for Zambia's Ghostrider rapid will not reach for the same life jacket. In the world of digital security, the purposes and specs of the various products are also highly relevant to the consumer, although the differences between them may not be so immediately clear.
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How Extended Validation SSL Directly Benefits Online Business – and Why That’s Important

We have written earlier about how Extended Validation (EV) SSL is an important and effective component of online business’s fight against phishing. These certs only matter, however, if sites use them.
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Extended Validation SSL’s Role in Combatting Phishing

Extended Validation (EV) SSL is an important component in any online business’s fight against phishing. Phishing is a form of social engineering attack (otherwise known as a con) in which the phisher fools the victim into thinking he or she is visiting a trusted website.  

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Research Revealed: Upcoming Certificate Distrust Event Could Leave 1M+ Websites at Risk

Comodo CA has released findings from research performed to determine the scope and potential consequences of the upcoming Google Chrome distrust of all former Symantec SSL certificates issued prior to December 1, 2017.  In our research, Comodo CA discovered more than one million certificates on the former Symantec roots that remain to be replaced in anticipation of Google’s announced October deadline.
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On Comodo CA’s Recent Revocation of an SSL Certificate for Kentucky-based Stripe, Inc.

In March of 2018, Comodo CA revoked an SSL certificate issued to Stripe, Inc, a legal business entity incorporated in Kentucky.  This certificate had originally been issued to blogger Ian Carroll as part of his effort to scrutinize how Extended Validation SSL certificates are treated in browsers.  Ian spoke out on social media after revocation of his certificate, which brought his case to the attention of Comodo CA’s senior management team.
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