To punish Symantec, Google may distrust a third of the web’s SSL certificates
By Lucian Constantin
Romania Correspondent, IDG News Service |
Mar 24, 2017
After the latest incident of improper certificate issuance, Google says that it has lost confidence in the world’s largest certificate authority
Google is considering a harsh punishment for repeated incidents in which Symantec or its certificate resellers improperly issued SSL certificates. A proposed plan is to force the company to replace all of its customers’ certificates and to stop recognizing the extended validation (EV) status of those that have it.