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Google warns Symantec to take additional steps on certificate verification


Following a debate over misused certificates, Google published a warning blog post to Symantec, essentially telling the company to step up its game or face further action from the tech giant. In September, Symantec disclosed that some test certificates were inappropriately issued, and the organizations affected by this error included Google, Opera and three others that wished to remain anonymous. The report indicated that 23 test certificates were wrongly issued.
Now, Google is reporting that its own investigation yielded the discovery of more “questionable certificates.” Google sent its findings to Symantec, which prompted the company to conduct an additional audit. This audit found that an additional 164 certificates over 76 domains and 2,458 certificates issued for domains that were not registered.
 
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