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Do You Need CT for Non-EV Certificates?

By Bruce Morton
June 03, 2016
 If you are using any Entrust Datacard certificate you do not need to do anything different by June 1, 2016. Entrust Datacard will continue to CT log all EV SSL/TLS certificates. For non-EV SSL/TLS certificates, Entrust Datacard does not have a requirement to log these certificates. 
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PROVE IT: How Extended Validation Certificates Are Saving the World

By Stephen Demone
May 02, 2016
When it comes to securing a website with maximum visibility, there’s nothing like an Extended Validation (EV) certificate. In the digital world, EV certificates are like the stickers on your home or business that inform would-be intruders that the premises is protected by a security system. 
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Minimum Requirements for Code Signing Certificates

By Bruce Morton
August 03, 2016
Time-stamping of code signatures has also been improved. The standard requires the CA to provide a time-stamping authority (TSA) and specifies the requirements for the TSA and the time-stamping certificates. Application software suppliers are encouraged to allow code signatures to stay valid for the length of the period of the time-stamp certificate. 
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Recent Attack Underscores Need for EV SSL/TLS Certificates

By Bruce Morton
April 17, 2017
EV certificates display the site owner’s name in the browser status bar. This assures website visitors that the website is authentic and that they are on the intended site. This unique status bar is only displayed for brand’s protected with an EV certificate. They are designed specifically to mitigate attacks by letting users know the website can be trusted.
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SHA-1 Certificates: Talking to Your Leadership about the Business Risk

By Sandra Carielli
December 11, 2017
How do you explain to your business the risk of continuing to use SHA-1 certificates?
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Should SSL Certificates Be Free?

By Stephen Demone
October 03, 2017
SSL/TLS Certificates are the most common cybersecurity technology in use today. With over one billion websites on the Internet, and the number of SSL/TLS Certificates issued in the millions, the question has been raised as to whether or not the secure links created by SSL/TLS Certificates should be mandatory, and thus free.
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Apple Will Soon Require Certificate Transparency for All Public SSL/TLS Certificates

By Diana Gruhn
June 26, 2018
Apple will join leading browser Google Chrome in enforcing a Certificate Transparency policy for all public SSL/TLS certificates issued after October 15, 2018. Websites that have certificates that are out of compliance risk their users encountering trust errors.
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SSL Certificates 101 – Why Do I Need an SSL/TLS Certificate?

By Diana Gruhn
March 05, 2019
There are a few things to unpack so we’ve broken it down into a seven-part series. Here’s part 1 – this section goes over some of the basics on SSL/TLS certificates and will prepare you for a polite conversation on transaction security with your company’s security group.
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Phone Domain Name Validation for SSL Certificates

By Bruce Morton
February 21, 2019
The CA/Browser Forum continues to improve domain name validation for SSL/TLS certificates.
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SSL Certificates without Non-FQDNs

By Bruce Morton
February 21, 2013
Over the years, publicly-trusted CAs have issued SSL certificates with domain names of different types. The most common is the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN). This is a certificate that has been issued with a name registered with an entity that manages a top-level domain (TLD), for example server1.domain.com. The differentiating characteristic about an FQDN is that it is unique. There is one controller of domain.com and that controller determines who can have any name under that root, such as server1.domain.com
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