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Thread: Google will soon notify Chrome users of unsecure websites

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Altenhofel View Post
    I don't know how I missed this response. Might have checked the forums half asleep that day or something.

    Yes, I currently use it, but mostly for clients that only need to secure their login. The reason I don't use it for general e-commerce at this time is it's been unclear whether it would be considered a reputable signed certificate by insurers, so in those cases spending the $30 or less per year for a certificate from someone that is widely recognized outside of the the Internet world makes more since.

    The short lifetime (90 days) has one main benefit - smaller window of exposure in the event of a compromised private key.
    I just watched Security Now with Steve Gibson yesterday and he said that it was adequate for testing environments, but at the moment it's a little bloated, and the fact that it's open kind of concerns him.

    They also talked a lot about Firefox and WoSign and how there needs to be a zero tolerance attitude from CA's.
    Firefox ready to block certificate authority that threatened Web security | Ars Technica

    The whole episode just made me want to skip taking the chance and just spend the $70 or whatever it costs from my host now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chopralam View Post
    Google wants everything on the web to be travelling over a secure channel. That's why in the future your Chrome browser will flag unencrypted websites as insecure, displaying a red "x" over a padlock in the URL bar.
    Not bad at all. Thanks for managing to keep some of us in check. I read a lot of general news but sometimes you really can't keep up with everything that is happening!

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