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Google ‘Distrust Dates’ Are Coming Fast

March 14, 2018

All the tools are in place for the migration of SSL digital certificates on a scale that is unprecedented for the certificate authority industry. Are you ready?

The deadline is fast approaching for organizations to replace Symantec-issued SSL digital certificates, spurred by a Google decision last year to gradually deprecate all Symantec digital certificates because of failures on Symantec’s part to properly validate its SSL certificates before issuance.

Symantec, at the time, characterized Google’s claims as misleading and grossly exaggerated. The company claimed that only 127 certificates were identified as mis-issued and not 30,000. Symantec said that Google was singling it out for blame though the mis-issuance involved multiple certificate authorities (CAs).

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