It’s no secret that Google has announced its distrust of certain SSL certificate issuers. As a result, Google, Mozilla and others are now displaying warnings, which can turn a would-be customer into a lost opportunity, leading to less traffic and less revenue.
These warnings will continue to escalate throughout the year, based on Google’s scheduled Chrome releases, with key dates as follows:
|Dec 1, 2017||Symantec, VeriSign, GeoTrust, Thawte certificates issued by NEW DigiCert equipment & processes.|
|March 15, 2018||Must be using a Symantec, VeriSign, GeoTrust or Thawte certificate issued on or after June 1, 2016||66 Beta|
|September 13, 2018||Must be using a Symantec certificate issued on or after Dec 1, 2017, which is using the new DigiCert issuing CA||70 Beta|
To protect your site:
Choose an EV certificate
As you evaluate SSL certificates, consider an Extended Validation (EV) certificate, which displays your company’s full name in the browser bar, giving consumers confidence they aren’t falling prey to phishing attacks, which are still possible with low-cost or free Domain Validated (DV) certificates.
As the leading provider of TLS/SSL certificates, Comodo CA will help you quickly and easily transition your site to a Certificate Authority (CA) trusted by everyone, including Google. We’ve streamlined the certificate re-issuing process with tools like our Comodo Certificate Manager.