It’s a cert: Hundreds of big sites still unprepared for starring role in that Chrome 70’s show

Bloody SSL…it’s the final countdown


By John Leyden 9 Oct 2018 at 16:48

Hundreds of high-profile websites are still unprepared for the total disavowal of legacy Symantec-issued digital certificates that will kick in with the release of Chrome 70 next week.

Symantec cert holdout sites told: Those Google Chrome warnings are not a good look


Chrome 70, out on 16 October, will no longer recognise Symantec-issued certificates including legacy-branded Equifax, GeoTrust, RapidSSL, Thawte and VeriSign.

Next week’s deadline completes a withdrawal of support that has been ongoing for the last year. Phase one of the process took place in April with the arrival of Chrome 66 and meant that certs issued before the start of June 2016 stopped working for users of the latest and subsequent releases of Google’s browser software.

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