Google To Put An End To Symantec Certificates In Chrome

Google has made it clear that it is planning to kill Symantec issued certificates in its Browser. The decision was the outcome of a long fight over dodgy certificates from Symantec. However Google did not reveal the exact date for the end of the certificates but in any case, it will be got rid of by the Q1 of next year as suggested by some of the recent reports.

Chrome will no longer trust those certificates in the version 66 latest by March next year. Google will send warning from the version of Chrome 62 which will prompt pop ups in October this year.

To conform with Google’s final warning in the month of July DigiCert will operate both the PKI infrastructure and the Managed Partner Infrastructure to overlook the sale of certificates. Google has detailed that any of the certificates issued by Symantec from the old infrastructure will be enlisted as invalid in the upcoming Chrome updates. This will affect the website owners who require getting certificates from Symantec infrastructure that is between now and the end of 2017.

Written by Imran
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