Symantec SSL Certificates Clarification Announcement
Last updated: 2019-10-31 17:12:59PDF
"Google No Longer Trusts Symantec Certificates" recently spreading on the Internet is not a true story. We hereby clarify that:
- Symantec PKI system for issuing SSL Certificates will undergo a security upgrade. In order to urge Symantec to update, Google plans to distrust certificates issued by non-updated Symantec PKI system instead of all Symantec SSL certificates since October 23, 2018 when Chrome70 will be released. The fake news above is a serious misinterpretation.
- Symantec plans to enable the new PKI system on December 1, 2017. SSL certificates that are issued prior to December 1, 2017 by the non-updated PKI system and will expire after October 23, 2018 will be reissued to users for free. Therefore, Symantec's PKI system update is absolutely safe and will not affect users.
- “Symantec is selling the CA certificate business” is also a rumor without any official response.
There will be a detailed official clarification from Symantec soon. Please feel free to purchase Symantec SSL Certificates and not get misled by fake news.
August 2, 2017