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Using a Let’s Encrypt TLS Certificate May Throw Security Warnings

On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 3 million Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificates issued by Let’s Encrypt will be revoked because of a Certificate Authority Authorization (CAA) bug. This is 2.6% of the over 116 million active certificates issued by Let’s Encrypt.

Let’s Encrypt has contacted all certificate holders affected by this bug, and they’ve created a tool and a list of serial numbers to determine if your TLS certificate is affected by the bug.

Let’s Encrypt have not set an exact time for revocation of the certificates, however, they say that the earliest timeframe will be UTC 00:00.

Some certificate holders have received emails that they’re affected, but they may have received that alert erroneously, either because the certificate was issued in the last few days after the bug was fixed, or by not meeting certain timing criteria necessary for the bug to trigger, adding to confusion.

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Closed down of mail.fah-designs.co.uk

We will no longer be supporting mail.fah-designs.co.uk. Customer will be informed of the new login details to the new server.

Websites that load slowly because they are poorly coded could soon be flagged by Google’s Chrome browser.

Speed has been one of Chrome’s core principles since the beginning – we’re constantly working to give users an experience that is instant as they browse the web. That said, we have all visited web pages we thought would load fast, only to be met by an experience that could have been better. We think the web can do better and want to help users understand when a site may load slowly, while rewarding sites delivering fast experiences.

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Payments Services Directive (PSD2)

The original deadline for implementing SCA was 14 September 2019, by which point all ecommerce transactions were due to be processed via secured industry protocol such as 3D Secure. Online transactions would need additional authentication (with some exemptions).

However, following the European Banking Authority (EBA) announcement on 21 June 2019, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has agreed to a phased roll-out plan to move the UK to full compliance by 14 March 2021.

Useful link
https://www.barclaycard.co.uk/business/help-and-support/psd2-impact-business/taking-secure-payments/psd2-sca-update