Certificate Transparency Logs

Due to the ever increasing list of network compromises, securing our online presence has become more crucial than ever. One way to ensure online security is to use SSL/TLS certificates, which encrypt data transmissions between servers and clients, making them unreadable to any third-party. However, these certificates can be compromised, causing severe security breaches. This was seen back in 2011 with certificate authorities Comodo & DigiNotar. Read more here. There have been around 10 CA compromises in the last 3 – 4 years. Still a rare issue but one that needs consideration. That is where Certificate Transparency comes in, which is an open framework for monitoring SSL/TLS certificates.

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