Bad Android Apps get SSL wrong and leave users open to attack


German research has found that some free app developers for Android have failed to utilise SSL security correctly.

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GlobalSign launches phishing-detection


GlobalSign is the first Certificate Authority to launch anti-phishing alerts, keeping online businesses (and customers) more secure.

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SSL247: accredited security experts


SSL247 is now an accredited Symantec Security Expert.

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Firefox – see how secure you are in a icon


Version 14 of Firefox is here and it has some great new security features, including its new security icons.

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Identity theft rises


Today's report from Experian warns consumers that indentity theft is rising.

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Online Trust Alliance 2012 Honour Roll


We are proud partners of the 'North Star' of online security - GlobalSign. 

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Bring-your-own mobiles causing security issues at work


GlobalSign releases results from 'bring-your-own device to work' security survey.

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End of an era: securing local domains with SAN


Soon, all CAs will stop issuing SANs (subject alternative names) for local (internal) domains.

This is industry-wide and is to satisfy the CA/Browser Forum’s new rules.

SSL247 only supplies certificates from best-practice CAs (Symantec and Globalsign, who are stock-exchange listed and own their own, stable roots) who are acting on the new CAB Forum rules with their usual dilligence.

The following changes are taking place for these two CAs:

  • From today (28th May 2012), GlobalSign will not issue any Domain Validated SSL for local domains.
  • From 1st July 2012, for local domains, Symantec SAN and Globalsign OV and EV (Organisation Validated and Extended Validation) SAN must have an expiration date before 1st November 2015.
  • Symantec and GlobalSign will revoke SAN for local domains from 1st October 2016.

“This change means that the rules governing SSL issuance are being tightened, and as advocates of SSL best practice since 2004, we welcome this change. We are also – as ever – here to fully support our clients through this transition too.” (Frank Epinette – SSL247’s Sales Director).

For more information on how this affects your certificates, and/or your SSL purchasing for the next few years, please contact your friendly Account Manager or any of our other SSL Consultants on 0203 805 2656 or email sales@ssl247.co.uk.

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Smaller businesses targeted by cyber criminals


Findings from the latest ‘Internet Security Threat Report’ show smaller businesses are now a target for cyber criminals.

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Bye bye VeriSign, hello Symantec


VeriSign SSL has now been upgraded to Symantec.

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SSL247 to provide support for the major enhancement of VeriSign SSL to Norton/Symantec SSL at InfoSec 2012


We will be exhibiting at InfoSec 2012 as usual this year (Stand L70), and foresee that as well as meeting our clients old and new, that our SSL consultants will be focussing on the major upgrade of market leader VeriSign SSL to Symantec-owned brand Norton.

 

Frank Epinette, SSL247 Sales Manager explained “This is an important SSL upgrade, and one of the biggest changes in the SSL market for many years. The SSL consultants at SSL247 will be on hand at InfoSec as usual, and will also be providing support and answering questions for anyone who needs to understand this upgrade.”

 

So, whether you want to discuss how we can make your life easier when it comes to procuring and installing the best SSL for your needs, education about this upgrade, put a name to a face, or even win an iPad, Stand L70 is your destination! We hope to see you there…

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One week to go to big VeriSign upgrade


Exciting SSL upgrade: new Norton Secured Seal automatically replaces VeriSign next week.

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SSL247 will exhibit at InfoSecurity Europe 2012. Come and meet us at booth L70.


As usual we will be exhibiting at InfoSecurity Europe 2012, the biggest European exhibition for IT security, taking place on 24th to the 26th April 2012 at Earl’s Court, London.

If you are one of the 10,000 visitors predicted this year, come and visit us on our stand L70.

You will be able to meet your dedicated team of SSL consultants and will have a chance to win an iPad 2.

If you would like to make an appointment with your account manager, just let us know – most of our London office will be at the event, but not all at the same time, so if you want to meet someone specific, just check they will be there when you are!

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SSL247 partner voted one of the world’s most ethical companies


Owner of VeriSign, Thawte, GeoTrust and RapidSSL receives award for fifth year in a row.

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Poor SSL management puts businesses at risk


Are you in the 46% of businesses that don't know if their SSL security is due to expire in the next 30 days? If so, read on...

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GlobalSign awarded for its SSL product range


GlobalSign wins award for its sgc-enabled product line.

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Global ‘tipping point’ in mobile adoption


Symantec's 2012 'State of Mobility' survey shows a shift in mobile uptake.

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No man in the middle for Twitter


Twitter enables HTTPs encryption by default in a bid to rid of man-in-the-middle attacks.

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Don’t let malware drag you down to the blacklists


Malware is rife. But there is a simple solution to keep your website safe.

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VeriSign Site Seal Upgrade, April 2012


Sites secured by VeriSign will reap the rewards of an upgraded site seal: the Norton Secured Seal. Coming April 2012.VeriSign Site Seal Upgrade, April 2012  

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