SSL Certificate Bug Affects 3m Let’s Encrypt Websites

Weds 4th March 2020: Major SSL certificate bug means 3 million website security certificates revoked.

This issue has affected one of the world’s largest SSL providers Let’s Encrypt. Browser security warnings will appear in websites affected according to the BBC, meaning visitors will lose confidence in using these websites until they’re fixed. SSL certificates help encrypt data transmissions on websites keeping important data safe, such as credit card transactions and personal data. To correct this issue SSL certificates that have been revoked will require reinstallation. The security warning should then go away.

Design for Digital have already successfully tested all of our client websites and found no issues. Unfortunately, Let’s Encrypt only gave its customers 75 minutes notice before revoking these affected SSL certificates which far from ideal. More warning to all those affected would have been better business practice and easier for those affected to ensure their site is kept online.

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Let’s Encrypt has revolutionised the way websites use secure transmissions and SSL certificates. However, it is vulnerable to these bugs and frequently has issues with recertification which is required every 3 months. Buying a dedicated SSL certificate not only helps prevent these types of issues but also brings a further layer of confidence to your visitors when installed. Displaying a ‘green’ padlock in Chrome browsers provides further trust for visitors when viewing your website, especially when taking e-commerce transactions. Take the next level of security for your website’s data and enhance trust for customers. Get in touch today and we can help install a dedicated SSL certificate for your website.

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