TAG: ssl

How to know when it’s time to upgrade your SSL certificate

SSL certificates are important tools for inspiring user trust on your website and keeping details like login information, account numbers, and credit cards secure. But SSL certificates offer varying levels of security, and as your website evolves, your certificate needs may change. If you’re not sure if it is time to upgrade your SSL certificate, these are some good signs to look for.

Dispute between Google and Symantec leads to uncertainty over EV SSL certificates

The Google Chrome team recently announced a proposal to immediately stop recognizing Extended Validation status for all Symantec SSL certificates in the Chrome browser, and to eventually require revalidation and replacement for all Symantec-issued certificates.

In the near term, if Google moves forward with it its proposal, websites with Symantec EV SSL certificates will no longer display a green bar that indicates extended validation (in the Chrome browser). The long-term consequences aren’t as certain at this point.

How to choose the right SSL certificate

Knowing how to choose the right SSL certificate for your website can be daunting if you’re never purchased one before. Which features should you look for? Which provider is best? And why are there such big discrepancies in pricing? We’ve put together a brief guide on how certain SSL certificates are authenticated to help you make an informed choice on which certificate is best for your website.

What’s the difference between HTTP and HTTPS?

You may have noticed during your various online escapades that the ever familiar HTTP in front of a domain name occasionally turns into the less familiar HTTPS. Depending on your browser, this may also be accompanied by a color change in the address bar to green, a lock symbol, or other signs that make the URL field look different from what you’re used to. What does it mean? Does it really make a difference?