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SHA-1 deprecation – Microsoft and Mozilla propose new, earlier dates of June/July 2016 for SSL/TLS

In light of recent research which contends that the SHA-1 hashing algorithm could be more vulnerable to attack than was previously thought, both Microsoft and Mozilla have begun discussions to bring forward the date when their browsers will reject SHA-1…

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OpenSSL Security Advisory

OpenSSL has recently disclosed a high severity vulnerability that may require you to upgrade your version of OpenSSL. Comodo anticipates this flaw will only affect a small percentage of installations, largely because the bug only affects those that installed the…

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Comodo Surges to Lead in Internet Trust!

For the first time in almost 20 years, Internet trust has a new leader! This month, Comodo surged past perennial chart topper Symantec/Verisign in market share for issuing SSL Certificates. Today, one third of all web sites using SSL have…

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Is it time for “Always on SSL”?

SSL is widely used today to secure communication on web pages that send sensitive information to a web server, such as login credentials or financial data. Indeed, it is essential for e-Commerce. Who would give their credit card data if…

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Tips for Secure Shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Tis the season to be jolly, and to do a lot of holiday shopping! It’s an important time for both the shoppers and the retailers, and is also a very risky time due to the threats of cyber criminals. The…

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SSL Certificate Browser Compatibility: Why it Matters

You can’t do e-Commerce or exchange personal information without an encrypted connection. You could try, but you won’t be able to accept credit cards and would be a sitting duck for hackers and fraudsters. When looking for an SSL certificate…

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Do You Need PCI Vulnerability Scanning?

Web sites have never been more under attack by hackers and E-commerce sites are a prime target.  Right now,  do you know if your web site is infected with malware? PCI Vulnerability Scanning is designed for Website owners and E-commerce…

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Trust Seals: E-Commerce Runs on Trust

Many e-Commerce sites display “Trust Seals”, aka Trust Mark Logos, provided by third parties who have conducted an independent audit of the site or its ownership. The concept did not start with the web era. It is essentially the same…

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TLS vs SSL: The Difference May Surprise You!

When you work with SSL (Secured Sockets Layer) to secure your web site or other types of communication, you may notice reference to another communications protocol TLS, Transport Layer Security. You know that SSL provides a secured, encrypted communication between…

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Obama Acts to Promote Chip and PIN Card Security

Last Friday, President Obama signed an executive order requiring credit and debit cards issued to and on behalf of the Federal Government to conform to the EMV standards currently used in Europe. The standards add so called Chip and PIN…

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