Last year online shoppers in the UK alone spent £21.6bn during the Christmas period, a solid +13% compared to 20131 and a further +12% rise is expected for 2015 – approximately £52.25bn annually.With Christmas just around the corner this is welcoming news; however recent high-profile hacks like Ashley Madison and TalkTalk have left online shoppers hesitant – 43% of shoppers are worried over online security and 80% of shoppers would cancel the entire transaction if a security warning appears.
Security experts are strongly urging website owners to ensure their SSL certificates are using the SHA-2 algorithm, following the successful “Freestart Collision” on SHA-1 .
In 2012 the CA/ browser forum stated that no SSL certificate securing a local domain, IP address, or a server name should be issued with an expiry date later than 31st October 2015. With the date just around the corner, CAs (Certificate Authorities) could not have issued SSL certificates for internal needs since 31st October 2014, because SSL certificates have a minimum duration of 1 year.
The slides from our July 7th webinar on Ready Issuance are now available for your viewing pleasure.
Google Chrome may issue an "obsolete cryptography" warning for some SSL certificates. Here's how to fix that issue.
Last week SSL247® attended the 20th anniversary of InfoSecurity Europe — and we're glad we made the trip.
For the fifth year running, we're exhibiting at InfoSecurity Europe. Find us at stand C210. Register now for free admission.
The video and the slides from our April 15th webinar on penetration testing are now available for your viewing pleasure.