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May, 2010

  • 11 May

    Self-Signed SSL Certificates

    SSL allows you to serve encrypted web pages to website visitors over the HTTPS protocol. Certificates must be signed in order to not set off browser flags that will question your site’s authenticity. But OpenSSL also provides the option to create a self-signed certificate, and many web hosting control panels …

  • 6 May

    What You Should Know About SSL Certificates

    SSL certificates allow website owners to provide something like a badge of authenticity to their users. In theory a website with a valid certificate should be trustworthy and secure. By default, web browsers will recognize a number of certificate authorities, companies that sell annual certificates and verify them. Depending on …

July, 2009

  • 28 July

    Most web users ignore security certificate warnings

    How many times have you searched for the perfect site about the new summer action movie and clicked on a link only to be presented with a warning about a certificate. Do you stop and read the warning? Do you investigate the certificate? Would you even know if the certificate …