GeoCerts Blog

How to Test HTTPS Using Chrome Canary

As you know, Google Chrome version 70 will distrust the final batch of Symantec Trusted Roots for GeoTrust and Symantec Certificates you have purchased from us. The public release of Chrome 70 is scheduled for October 16, 2018 and many of our customers have asked how they can test their ...

Apple to Deprecate Trust for Symantec Roots

Apple has announced that it is deprecating trust for Symantec roots starting in summer of 2018 . Apart from its timing, this program is very similar to that taken by the Chrome and Firefox browsers. In the summer (exact date not specified) Apple will distrust TLS/SSL certificates on all public ...

Is GeoTrust Safe to Use on My Site?

Since Chrome announced in 2017 that is was deprecating trust for Symantec's certificate brands, including GeoTrust , Thawte , and RapidSSL , we have continued to receive inquiries about whether or not GeoTrust is a trusted, credible certificate for use on production websites. Fortunately, these brands' new parent company DigiCert ...

What Is GeoTrust and How Is It Connected to GeoCertsI

Many people associate GeoCerts very strongly with GeoTrust SSL certificates. That is not simply because of the similarity of the two names. In this post we'll briefly overview the relationship between GeoCerts and GeoTrust and clarify how the two entities fit together. GeoTrust was founded as an independent Certification Authority ...

How Does SSL Fit into GDPR?

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a broad-reaching regulation meant to protect the private data of Europeans in personal systems. The 99-article regulation is very long and covers a broad variety of topics. Announced in 2017, GDPR will go into effect as a requirement on May 25, 2018. GDPR applies ...

TLS 1.3 Is Here

TLS (Transport Layer Security) is the official name of the standard used by computer systems that is commonly referred to as SSL. Though once upon a time the SSL (Secured Sockets Layer) standard governed secure online connections, SSL was surpassed by the TLS standard in 1999. Out of convenience and ...