PSA: Replace Your SSL/TLS Certs by Symantec, Thawte, VeriSign, Equifax, GeoTrust and RapidSSL

This applies to companies owned by Symantec too.
 
Chrome's early 'canary' release has already ended support for these certificates and the beta and production versions are being released during the next month, completing the end of support for Symantec certificates. 
 
If you are running one of these certificates on your website, visitors using Chrome will start receiving a nasty error if you don't take action very soon. 
 
On our blog we describe which certificates are affected, what the important dates are and how to easily check if your certificate is affected. 
As you can see, the error is described as NET::ERRCERTSYMANTEC_LEGACY, meaning that your site is using a legacy Symantec certificate that is no longer supported.

Starting with Google Chrome version 70, all remaining Symantec certificates will stop working, including those issued after June 1, 2016. Chrome 70’s release schedule for Canary, Beta and Stable is July 20th, September 13th and October 16th respectively.

To check if your certificate will be affected by this change, you can visit this page and enter your website’s hostname in the form provided: https://www.websecurity.symantec.com/support/ssl-checker.

If your site will have an issue, the page should give you a warning. Make sure you just enter the hostname and remove the https:// prefix and the ending slash.

An alternative way to check if your website will have a problem is to download Chrome’s bleeding edge ‘canary’ version and visit your website. Then check the DevTools in Chrome for any warning message regarding your SSL/TLS certificate.

You can find more info on the official Google Security Blog.

You may also buy a SSL Certificate here:  https://www.ssl2complyseo.com/ We will install it for you, all inclusive.

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