The World’s Most Destructive Viruses

The world of computer viruses has changed drastically over the last 25 or so years. In the early days, internet users were very naïve towards email attachments, contributing to the alarming speed that viruses could spread across the globe.

These days, viruses very rarely land in our inboxes due to preconfigured firewalls and strict measures from the likes of Gmail and Outlook.

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Small Business Internet Security Planner 2015

We feel immensely proud when we consider all the wonderful sites out there that are protected by our SSL certificates, but obviously SSL certificates are just one part of the cyber security puzzle.

So we thought we’d try and give our customers a helpful overview of the wider picture. There’s some great in-depth guides out there already, but we wanted to create something slightly different.

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39-Month Maximum SSL Validity Period

In a previous blog post we reported that Google and Microsoft are encouraging Certification Authorities (CAs) to depreciate the vulnerable and outdated SHA-1 cryptographic algorithm and move to the stronger SHA-2.

Starting January 1, 2016, CAs must not issue any new SSL certificates using the SHA-1 hash algorithm. CAs may continue to sign certificates to verify OCSP responses using SHA-1 until January 1, 2017. This year also began with an important update.

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