With the release of Chrome 70 thousand sites protected by Symantec certificates will become untrusted
Recently, Google announced the termination of trust for all SSL certificates issued prior to December 1, 2017 by Symantec, Thawte, GeoTrust and RapidSSL certification authorities. The changes will take effect on October 16 of this year with the release of the new anniversary browser Google Chrome 70.
Apparently, some companies did not receive notification of these changes.
Distrust of all certificates of the Symantec family means the last stage of a three-step process initiated by Google and Mozilla, which will completely rid the Internet of invalid SSL. Despite the success of the entire campaign, some organizations continue to use Symantec SSL for unknown reasons. According to a recent report made by well-known security analyst Scott Helm, after the release of Chrome 70, more than 1,000 sites will no longer be trusted.
Famous websites in Russia owned by financial institutions ( Avangard Bank - avangard.ru, SGB Bank PJSC - severgazbank.ru ), educational and research institutions (Belgorod National Research University - bsu.edu.ru, Volgograd State University - volsu.ru, Forex- academyfx.ru Academy ), IT companies ( Telenortelenor.rs, Fly Mobile - fly-phone.ru ) risk after October 16 see the following message when visiting your sites “Your connection is not secure. Attackers may attempt to steal your data from the site. " If your site is part of this amazingly large list, you really need to make some effort to catch up with the rest.
Why do you need to take action on the transition right now?
Whether you like it or not, Symantec certificates will not be trusted by two of the most popular browsers in the world, and it’s just a matter of time until others follow their example. Google, Mozilla and other online security experts have already explained the dangers of using untrusted SSL certificates. Do not pull when it comes to security on the Internet.
You can go directly to Digicert, to which Symantec transferred its infrastructure after the release of 30,000 certificates issued with violations. But you can also try the new experience with SSL certificates by contacting GlobalSign , the oldest certification center with headquarters in Japan.
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