Saturday, October 1, 2016

Apple announces block of WoSign

In light of Mozilla's findings listed and, Apple has decided to block WoSign from its products.

In light of these findings, we are taking action to protect users in an upcoming security update.  Apple products will no longer trust the WoSign CA Free SSL Certificate G2 intermediate CA.
To avoid disruption to existing WoSign certificate holders and to allow their transition to trusted roots, Apple products will trust individual existing certificates issued from this intermediate CA and published to public Certificate Transparency log servers by 2016-09-19. They will continue to be trusted until they expire, are revoked, or are untrusted at Apple’s discretion. 
I applaud Apple's swift action and hope other browser vendors follow up as soon as possible. Mozilla's final decision is pending till Qihoo 360 (WoSign's dominant share holder), StartCom and Mozilla's in person meeting next Tuesday.


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