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DNS Record Will Help Prevent Unauthorized SSL Certificates

In a few months, publicly trusted certificate authorities will have to start honoring a special Domain Name System (DNS) record that allows domain owners to specify who is allowed to issue SSL certificates for their domains. The record allows a domain owner to list the CAs that are allowed to issue...
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We’re incredibly close to a Web that is more encrypted than not, says Josh Aas in this update from the Let’s Encrypt project.

3 Lessons in Web Encryption from Let’s Encrypt

As exciting as 2016 was for encryption on the Web, 2017 seems set to be an even more incredible year. Much of the infrastructure and many of the plans necessary for a 100 percent  encrypted Web really solidified in 2016, and the Web will reap the rewards in 2017. Let’s Encrypt is proud to have been...
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Let’s Encrypt -- which provides free, automated, and open SSL certificates to more than 13 million fully qualified domain names -- was awarded a grant from The Ford Foundation as part of its efforts to financially support its growing operations.

Let’s Encrypt and The Ford Foundation Aim To Create a More Inclusive Web

Let’s Encrypt was awarded a grant from The Ford Foundation as part of its efforts to financially support its growing operations. This is the first grant that has been awarded to the young nonprofit, a Linux Foundation project which provides free, automated and open SSL certificates to more than 13...
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Let's Encrypt: Why Create a Free, Automated, and Open CA?

During the summer of 2012, Eric Rescorla and I decided to start a Certificate Authority (CA). A CA acts as a third-party to issue digital certificates, which certify public keys for certificate holders. The free, automated, and open CA we envisioned, which came to be called Let's Encrypt, has been...
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Web browsers shriek scary SSL alerts and try to save us from ourselves. Learn what you can do about it.

Quieting Scary Web Browser SSL Alerts

The entire Internet depends on OpenSSL to secure sensitive transactions, but until the Linux Foundation launched the Core Infrastructure Initiative to support crucial infrastructure projects, it was supported by a small underfunded team with only one paid developer. This is not good for an...
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