A point of confusion for many people is the difference between TLS and SSL certificates. It’s an understandable confusion, especially when you consider the fact that in 2020, SSL certificates actually work by using the TLS protocol. What exactly does all that mean?
In February 2020, Apple announced that they would be limiting the allowed lifetime of SSL certificates in their Safari browser from September 1st 2020. The new allowed validity period will be 398 days, which basically amounts to a one-year certificate.
A common myth is that an SSL certificate will completely secure your website. This is not the case. While an SSL certificate will certainly help make your website a more secure place to visit, there is far more you need to do to protect your site beyond enabling HTTPS.
These days, SSL certificates are widely regarded as essential for websites to make them more secure. Not only do website owners know this, but general Internet users do too. However, although SSL certificates have become such a given across the web, many people probably aren’t aware of the origin story of these powerful digital certificates.
The unfortunate reality of being an Internet user is that you must be constantly vigilant. Cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated by the minute, continually coming up with new methods to trick users into handing over their personal information. Phishing is one of them.
Certificate Transparency is a framework created by Google that helps verify whether an SSL certificate is real and valid, or fake, forged, or otherwise maliciously acquired. In this blog post, we’ll give a brief overview of why the system was created, how it works, and what it means for you.