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Reminder: Google Chrome to Stop Trusting All Symantec Certificates on Oct. 16, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 09:48

 

As we announced in April, the Google Chrome web browser will stop trusting all Symantec-issued website certificates in October. This change takes effect with the release of Chrome 70 on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

After Oct. 16, visiting any website that uses 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 Oct. 16 you will see a warning message in Chrome when you visit websites that are still using Symantec-issued 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. 

Please contact the 24/7 Help Desk at 412-624-HELP (4357) if you have any questions regarding this announcement.

Sample warning message