Web turmoil looms as Google plans to kill Symantec certificates

Google accuses Symantec of misusing at least 30 000 SSL certificates. Google is warning users that Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates purchased from Symantec, VeriSign, GeoTrust, Thawte, Equifax and RapidSSL are not secure – raising questions for businesses using them. SSL certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organisation’s details. When installed on a Web server, it activates the … Continue reading Web turmoil looms as Google plans to kill Symantec certificates

Google plans to stop trusting current Symantec certificates: Here’s what tech pros need to know

Earlier this year, Google announced a plan to stop trusting existing Symantec SSL certificates, which are used to authenticate and encrypt data, due to concerns about the way these have been issued. Google expects root certificate authorities to validate domain ownership before issuing certificates and to secure their operations and infrastructure against signs of improper issuances as well as auditing logs to review issuance activity. … Continue reading Google plans to stop trusting current Symantec certificates: Here’s what tech pros need to know

Google sets untrust schedule for Chrome over Symantec certificates

Google has finalized a schedule that, over the next 12 months, will send companies scrambling to replace the digital certificates that secure their websites or risk being viewed with suspicion by users running Chrome, the world’s most popular browser. “Companies are staring down the barrel of a boat load of work,” said David Anthony Mahdi, a research director at Gartner, and the industry research firm’s … Continue reading Google sets untrust schedule for Chrome over Symantec certificates

Google Chrome will stop trusting older Symantec certificates

Chrome will stop trusting any security certificates issued by Symantec, Google has confirmed. In a blog post, Chrome Security’s Devon O’Brien, Ryan Sleevi and Andrew Whalley say that certificates from the security firm will be “distrusted,” starting with version Chrome 66. This affects all certificates issued before June 1, 2016. At the same time, Symantec is working with webmasters to switch to Digi Cert certificates, after the … Continue reading Google Chrome will stop trusting older Symantec certificates

Plan to distrust Symantec website certificates released, which is no longer its concern

Dive Brief: Google’s Chrome team this week released its formal plan to distrust Symantec’s website security and certificate products, the company said. Over the past several years, the Chrome team had lost confidence in Symantec’s infrastructure because of a pattern of concerns around how the company issued security certificates.  In investigations which began earlier this year, the Chrome team found numerous Symantec-issued certificates did not … Continue reading Plan to distrust Symantec website certificates released, which is no longer its concern