28 Mar '17, 4pm

Google Chrome will no longer recognize Symantec EV SSL certs. Learn what this could mean for you.

Members of the Google Chrome team recently announced their plan to immediately stop recognizing extended validation status for all Symantec SSL certs in the Chrome browser. Ryan Sleevi, a software engineer on the Google Chrome team, stated in a forum post that Chrome is cracking down on the SSL provider following allegations that Symantec has mis-issued more than 30,000 certificates to customers. Two sides of the story In light of these findings, Google Chrome announced their immediate plans to no longer display the extended validation status of Symantec SSLs in the Chrome browser for a period of at least a year—essentially downgrading them to less secure certificates. Chrome plans to roll out additional updates that would nullify all current valid certificates issued by Symantec certificate authorities (the entities that issue extended validation certificates) in the foll...

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