Today, we are surrounded by devices that can record the surrounding sound without our consent, take pictures without our knowledge and transmit data without our permission.
From now on Comodo has prohibited changing company data in a Comodo certificate after issuance. In case the company data is wrong, you may cancel the certificate at no cost within 30 days after issuance, and order a new certificate with the correct company data.
We want to inform you of the upcoming industry deprecation of 3-year certificates. The CA/Browser Forum approved Ballot 193 which reduces the maximum validity period (or ”lifetime”) of Domain Validated (DV) or Organization Validated (OV) SSL/TLS certificates from 39 months to 27 months.
This month we bring you five updates on the SSL Panel: an Interactive Guide has been added to the SSL Panel, a Special SSL Certificates Sale will run until the end of the year, an Implementation of the New Web PKI Hierarchy was announced by Symantec, Symantec will increase the SAN limit to 250 by December 1, 2017 and DigiCert Completes Acquisition of Symantec’s Website Security and Related PKI Solutions
Certification Authority Authorization (CAA) is intended to reduce the risk of SSL/TLS certificate issuance without prior knowledge of the owner. The simplest description of CAA is that it is a DNS record that lists the CAs permitted to issue certificates for your domain. A CA will be required to check this record before they issue a certificate and to only issue the certificate if they are authorised to do so.
According to the changes made by Comodo for DCV validation methods. That is why we highly recommend you to use values returned in the new fields fileContents and dnsValue instead of generating values for DCV validation on your side.
Google announced its final plan for the Chrome browser to distrust Symantec-branded certificates last week. This decision will affect existing certificates starting April 2018. If you use Symantec certificates you are going to need to replace your certificates at some point.