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Certificates Transparency: what you should know about it

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Recently, we saw a lot of news about the certificates transparency. For example, the Google will make it mandatory in October 2017, and Mozilla has announced that they will support it. What is the general certificates transparency? Let’s start with

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Opinions about deprivation of trust to the two major CA – WoSign and StartCom

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Effect of withdrawal of confidence in the two CA – WoSign and StartCom – are unusual. RiskIQ, security vendor, has estimated that about 760,000 sites using SSL / TLS certificates issued by StartCom or WoSign. “I am sure that the

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Automating backup for the SSL-certificate: businesses need protection after an incident with Globalsign

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Company’s existing online, decided to reduce their dependence on individual CAs using backup automation. A huge number of sites have become unavailable after the cross-certificate was revoked in error during routine maintenance of GlobalSign for the purpose of cleaning some

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Stand-alone certification authority in Windows Server

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Each administrator will sooner or later faces the need to provide the secure exchange of information over the Internet, external and internal networks, as well as authentication of each party involved in the exchange of information. Public key infrastructure (PKI)

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One-way authentication – protection from phishing

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Using the protocol SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) provides secure communication between Web-server and users. Despite the fact that the protocol allows authentication not only the server and the user, in practice, only one-way authentication is used most often. To establish

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How to choose a reliable certification authority?

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Small websites that need an average DV-certificate, can request it at any of the certificate authorities. Their task as simple as buying the cheapest certificate that is available. Any public certification authority is issuing these kind of certificates. Why pay more? However, if you need a

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VeriSign SSL – why these certificates so expensive?

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Most likely you have already faced with Verisign SSL certificates. Many sites displays VeriSign’ Site Seal. Seal – is a special logo, which you can find on hundreds of thousands of sites around the world. This may come as a

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How to use PKI and why is it important in the corporate sector

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The cost of PKI implementation solely depends on each setting, but there are some costs that are common. In regards to hardware, costs may be associated with the server, HSM, backup devices. With regards to Windows environment, costs are also

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What is a PKI and where it is used

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Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) is a common approach of encryption and authentication. This approach is used by a small businesses as well as large companies. In this article we will take a look at how PKI is used nowadays. There are

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All about SSL

This site is dedicated to SSL-certificates. You will learn what is an SSL certificate, how to issue and reissue it. FAQ SSL will be useful for both novices and pros. SSL Knowledgebase contains sections on validation, trust logo, vulnerabilities, SSL-certificates differences by type (Wildcard, EV, DV, etc.), as well as many other things.