Mar 24th BEGINNING WITH MARCH 1ST 2018 THE MAXIMUM VALIDITY PERIOD WILL BE 2 YEARS FOR ALL SSL CERTIFICATES

CAB Forum Ballot 193 has passed, which means a shorter maximum validity period of 2 years for all SSL certificates. The maximum of 2 years has already been effective for EV (Extended Validation) certificates and will soon be standard for all validation types. The changes will be effective per March 1st 2018.Find further details ... Read More »

Mar 24th GOOGLE CONSIDERING DOWNGRADE FOR SYMANTEC EV CERTIFICATES IN CHROME

Google has recently announced they are considering to downgrade SSL certificates issued by Symantec, see the post from March 23, 2017: https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/m/#%21msg/blink-dev/eUAKwjihhBs/rpxMXjZHCQAJ Symantec answered on March 24, 2017: https://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/symantec-backs-its-ca   What would this ... Read More »

Mar 11th IMPORTANT: MINOR CHANGES IN DNS- AND HTTP-DOMAIN CONTROL VALIDATION AS PER MARCH 15th 2017

To improve the security and reliability of certificate issuance, the CA/Browser Forum made changes to the standard File and DNS-based Domain Validation (DV) procedures. Ballot 169 – Revised Validation Requirements was unanimously approved which requires CAs to adopt these new DV practices to stay in compliance.Symantec recently informed about ... Read More »

Mar 8th NEW: CERTUM® AND COMODO® E-MAIL CERTIFICATES (S/MIME)

Starting with 8th March 2017 InterSSL is now offering SSL certificates from CERTUM® and COMODO®. The new products are available in three versions: Basic, Pro and Enterprise. Show the new certificates.

Feb 27th GOOGLE VS. SHA-1: WHY SHA-1 SSL CERTIFICATES SHOULD BE REPLACED

All SSL certificates delivered by InterSSL are SHA-2 based by default since November 2014. Multiple browser vendors have alredy been showing warnings for websites that were still using old SHA-1 based certificates, after SHA-1 had been replaced.Today, 10 years after of SHA-1 was first introduced, Google is announcing the first practical technique ... Read More »

Feb 16th GERMANY: IT-SECURITY LAW 2015 / 2016

Seit Sommer 2016 ist das IT-Sicherheitsgesetz (IT-SiG) in Kraft. Somit kommt § 13 Abs. 7 Telemediengesetz (TMG) zum Tragen:   (7) Diensteanbieter haben, soweit dies technisch möglich und wirtschaftlich zumutbar ist, im Rahmen ihrer jeweiligen Verantwortlichkeit für geschäftsmäßig angebotene Telemedien durch technische und ... Read More »

Nov 10th SSL BUG IN CHROME 53.x • SOLUTION: UPDATE TO CHROME 54.x

On 10th November 2016 a SSL related bug has been reported for Chrome 53.x. The bug results in Chrome 53.x not accepting some SSL certificates under certain circumstances (browser-build older than 10 weeks, SSL issue date after June 1st 2016, certificates issued by Symantec Group). Error Message: ERR_CERTIFICATE_TRANSPARENCY_REQUIRED. We recommend ... Read More »

Oct 15th NEW WEBSITE • MORE SSL BRANDS • NEW TICKET-SYSTEM • SOFORT.COM PAYMENTS • PAYMENT ON ACCOUNT

We're proudly presenting the redesign for InterSSL. We have moved from "interssl.at" to "interssl.com" to pave the path for further internationalization. Besides the new look we are now offering additional SSL certificate brands as well as SSL authentication via HTTP. We also have a new ticket system and additional payment methods: SEPA/Wire ... Read More »

Jul 26th HTTPS 80% FASTER THAN HTTP

Juli 2016. Internationally known security expert Troy Hunt releases report about loading times for https versus http. The results are exciting. You can try it out with the live demo: https://www.httpvshttps.com/. Learn more how to achieve the incredible performance improvement for your site: a MUST READ for every webmaster and security ... Read More »

Feb 15th NEWS ABOUT CERTIFICATE TRANSPARENCY (CT)

All RapidSSL certs issued after 1. March 2016 will support Certificate Transparency (CT) by default. Older certificates can be re-issued free of charge via GeoTrust User-Portal.