What are SSL or digital certificates?

SSL or digital certificates are basically small pieces of code created by using sophisticated mathematics that ensures that communication between devices or websites are sent in an encrypted manner, and are therefore secure. They play an essential role in keeping IT infrastructure up and running safely and are issued by certificate authorities, who electronically verify that the certificates are...
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Replacement of some SSL certificates for O’Brien Media hosting clients

We have been notified that one of our suppliers of a recently discovered a bug in the Let's Encrypt certificate authority code, described here and covered by BBC News on their website today, 4th March. Unfortunately, this means we need to replace the certificates that were affected by this bug, which includes a number of certificates issued between January 28th and February 29th. To avoid...
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