Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1655 Google joins Mozilla and Apple in distrusting WoSign certificates
With the release of Chrome version 56, expected to happen in January 2017, certificates issued by WoSign and its recently acquired StartCom certificate authority (CA) after midnight on October 21 will not be trusted by the browser.

Google said in a blog post that certificates issued prior to October 21 would be trusted if they complied with Chrome's Certificate Transparency policy, or the domain using the credentials was on a whitelist of domains known to be customers of the two authorities.

"Due to a number of technical limitations and concerns, Google Chrome is unable to trust all pre-existing certificates while ensuring our users are sufficiently protected from further misissuance," Andrew Whalley of Chrome Security said. "As a result of these changes, customers of WoSign and StartCom may find their certificates no longer work in Chrome 56."
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#1655 Google joins Mozilla and Apple in distrusting WoSign certificates
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#1651 Google identified major vulnerability in Apple’s OS and iOS cores
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#1649 New, more-powerful IoT botnet infects 3,500 devices in 5 days
#1648 Microsoft says Russian APT group behind zero-day attacks
#1647 Firefox disables loophole that allows sites to track users via battery status
#1646 Phony Android Flash player installs banking malware
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