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Google decides to stop trusting CNNIC certificates


Help Net Security - (International) Google security engineers announced that the company would no longer allow its Chrome Web browser to recognize digital certificates issued by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), following an incident during the week of March 23 in which an intermediate certificate authority (CA) operating under CNNIC issued a number of unauthorized digital certificates for Google domains.


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Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:23:55