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November 2020 Newsletter

SSL.com Supports the ACME Protocol

SSL.com now offers the popular ACME protocol to all customers for SSL/TLS certificate automation.

Automated Certificate Management Environment (ACME) is a standard protocol for automating domain validation, installation, and management of X.509 certificates. The ACME protocol was designed by the Internet Security Research Group and is described in IETF RFC 8555. As a well-documented, open standard with many available client implementations, ACME is being widely adopted as an enterprise certificate automation solution.

With SSL.com’s implementation of ACME, all of our customers can now take advantage of this popular protocol to easily automate SSL/TLS website certificate issuance and renewal.

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US Joins Six Countries in New Call for Backdoor Encryption Access

Once again, those in power are calling for so-called “back doors” to encryption. This time, the US is joining with the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India and Japan in an international statement that asks for access for law enforcement agencies. SSL.com does not agree with opening backdoors to encryption.

Android 11 Tightens Restrictions on CA Certificates
 
A report from Android Toolkit states that Android 11, which was released on September 11, makes it “impossible for any app, debugging tool or user action to prompt to install a CA certificate, even to the untrusted-by-default user-managed certificate store. The only way to install any CA certificate now is by using a button hidden deep in the settings, on a page that apps cannot link to.”
 
Zoom Says End-to-End Encryption is Ready
 
It’s been a big year for Zoom, a company that first made headlines as a way for all of us to be connected during the pandemic lockdown, and then made headlines for allowing unwanted folks to connect to everyone too, due to security issues. In a recent move to improve privacy and security, Zoom has announced that its implementation of end-to-end encryption is ready for a preview.
 
Popular Mobile Browsers and Safari Found Vulnerable to Address Bar Spoofing Attacks
 
In bad news released by cybersecurity researchers, it appears that some browser address bars are vulnerable to spoofing. The Hacker News reports that Apple Safari and mobile browsers like Opera Touch and Bolt are open to the spoofing which leaves unsuspecting users susceptible to downloading malware and phishing attacks.
 
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CA/B Forum Ballot SC12: Sunset of Underscores in dNSNames (approved November, 2018) outlined a process for phasing out the use of underscore characters (_) in domain names covered by digital certificates. Ballot SC12’s rule changes follow RFC 1035, which specifies the characters which may be used in DNS domain names:

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Using Your Code Signing Certificate

These instructions assume that your OV code signing certificate has been installed, or that you have an EV certificate on a hardware token. Remember that for EV code signing certificates the private key only exists on the YubiKey FIPS USB token that was sent to you and that the token must be attached to the computer that is being used to sign the application.
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SSL.com provides a wide range of clients with state-of-the-art digital certificates and 24/7 personal support. For our customers who need a large number of certificates (and would like to take advantage of wholesale pricing with discounts of up to 65%), we are happy to suggest the SSL.com Reseller and Volume Purchasing program.
 
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