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ISC/DShield Website TLS Updates

Published: 2018-04-04
Last Updated: 2018-04-04 14:36:54 UTC
by Johannes Ullrich (Version: 1)
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On Thursday, we will change our TLS certificate to one issued by Letsencrypt. In the past, we used normal "commercial" certificates. Until a few months ago, we used HTTP Public Key Pinning. It appears that key pinning is no longer going to be supported by browsers, so we decided to remove this feature, which enabled us to use Letsencrypt. We removed the key pinning header a while ago, and browsers should no longer "pin" for our sites. But in case you are experiencing problems connecting to this site later this week, please let us know. You may still be able to connect to www.dshield.org if you can not connect to isc.sans.edu. 

We will also make another attempt to turn off TLS 1.0 support. While strictly speaking not a big risk to our site, we try to follow best practices. In the past, we had issues with some podcast players. But the service hosting our podcast MP3s has already turned off TLS 1.0, so this should not be an issue anymore. Again: Please report errors.

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Johannes B. Ullrich, Ph.D. , Dean of Research, SANS Technology Institute
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