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Google will invalidate more than 30,000 SSL certificates issued by Symantec

03/23/2017

After an investigation to detect a number of security holes in the certificate validation process issued by Symantec, the Google Chrome team determined that Symantec's certificate issuing policies and practices in recent years have not been rigorous and could threatening the integrity of the TLS system. According to the research, Symantec would have issued more than 30,000 Extended Validation certificates considered unreliable, which will not be recognized by Google until the company corrects the errors.

Since Symantec have branded Google's position as irresponsible and exaggerated, and that only 127 certificates had been affected.