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Google Chrome to Stop Trusting Symantec Certificates on April 17, 2018

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 08:59

 

On April 17, the Google Chrome web browser will stop trusting website security certificates that were issued by Symantec prior to June 1, 2016. In October 2018, Google will stop trusting all Symantec-issued website certificates.

This means that visiting any website using a Symantec-issued SSL/TLS certificate will cause a warning message to display in Chrome. The warning indicates your connection is not private and someone may be trying to steal your information.

The vast majority of University of Pittsburgh websites use InCommon security certificates and therefore are unaffected. However, after April 17 you will see a warning message in Chrome when you visit websites on the Internet that use Symantec certificates. If you have visited the website before and are confident that it is secure, you may click through the warning message at your own risk to visit the site. Alternatively, you can avoid the warnings by using a different browser. See more information on Google’s security blog.

Please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP (4357) if you have any questions regarding this announcement.