Sunday, April 22, 2018

Google Chrome and Firefox will distrust websites with SSL/TLS certificate issued by Symantec / Verisign / Thawte / GeoTrust / RapidSSL

Web browsers Google Chrome (with 57.69% global market share as of March 2018) and Firebox (with 5.4% global market share as of March 2018) will start to distrust all the websites with SSL/TLS certificate issued by Symantec, Verisign, Thawte, GeoTrust and RapidSSL.

This means that soon in the near future, every time when you visit such websites using HTTPS protocol with Google Chrome, Firebox and possibly other web browsers which follow suit, the browser will give you a security warning before you can read their webpage.

Some of the affected popular websites including (but not limited to)...


In late 2017, DigiCert has acquired Symantec's Website Security and related PKI solutions which was the Certificate Authority for those affected Symantec, Verisign, Thawte, GeoTrust and RapidSSL SSL/TLS certificates.

Webmasters of all the affected websites can make arrangement with DigiCert to replace their SSL/TLS certificates with a new one issued by DigiCert, which is still trusted by Google Chrome and Firefox.

You can click here to read for more information about this issue.


edge2002 said... Reply To This Comment

hi there, just an off topic question, are u still using Lenovo yoga 2 pro?
my yoga 2 pro facing wifi connection drop intermittently, do you facing the same issue? i could not find any solution, my current solution is to shutdown the laptop and restart, other than this, no way to resolve this issue, really is a pain in the neck, if u have solution, please share


Voyager8 said... Reply To This Comment


If you are using Unifi, it could be the router that cause the problem. Try restart the WiFi router and see if the problem resolved or not.

If the problem is on the laptop WiFi module, you can just buy a USB WiFi dongle and use the USB dongle to connect to the network. You can even upgrade your laptop WiFi connection capability with a dongle that supports Wireless-5G.

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