SHA-1 Certificates Will Soon Be Deemed Invalid by Google Chrome

By | December 22, 2015

SHA-1 Certificates Will Soon Be Deemed Invalid by Google ChromeAt least the new ones.

As a part of Google’s program to get rid of the unsafe certificates and clean up the web, the search giant has announced that starting from early 2016, Google Chrome 48 will display a certificate error if the site:

– Uses the SHA-1 based certificate,
– The certificate is issued after January 1, 2016
– And it chains to a public CA

What’s next? Starting from January 1, 2017, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox will stop supporting SHA-1 certificates completely, resulting in a fatal web site error. However, the search giant might push the date forward to July 1, 2016, which would be a welcome move.

[Via: Google]

About (Author Profile)

Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

Comments are closed.