Are you new to CAcert?
CAcert.org is a community-driven Certificate Authority that issues certificates to the public at large for free.
CAcert's goal is to promote awareness and education on computer security through the use of encryption, specifically by providing cryptographic certificates. These certificates can be used to digitally sign and encrypt email, authenticate and authorize users connecting to websites and secure data transmission over the internet. Any application that supports the Secure Socket Layer Protocol (SSL or TLS) can make use of certificates signed by CAcert, as can any application that uses X.509 certificates, e.g. for encryption or code signing and document signatures.
If you want to have free certificates issued to you, join the CAcert Community .
The new Data Protection Regulation has entered into force in the European Union today. You can find our data protection declaration on data handling here. In der Europäischen Union ist heute die neue Datenschutzverordnung in Kraft getreten. Unsere Datenschutzerklärung zum Umgang mit den Daten finden Sie hier. Le nouveau règlement sur la protection des données […]
The EFAIL attacks exploit vulnerabilities in the OpenPGP and S/MIME standards to reveal the plaintext of encrypted emails. In a nutshell, EFAIL abuses active content of HTML emails, for example externally loaded images or styles, to exfiltrate plaintext through requested URLs. However, according to the German Federal Office for Information Security, the e-mail encryption standards […]
CAcert offers free certificates. Nevertheless, the CA does not function completely without money. For example, the electricity bills of the data centre in the Netherlands must be paid. The annual expenses of CAcert are about 3000 dollars/Euro. In view of the more than 300,000 users, that’s not much. How does CAcert pay these bills? First […][ More News Items ]
For CAcert Community Members
Have you passed the CAcert Assurer Challenge yet?
Have you read the CAcert Community Agreement yet?
Do you want to help CAcert?We are facing an uphill battle to fund this service and could do with your help?
If you can, please donate.
AU$50 per year for this button
or a one off donation for this button whatever you can afford to help
If you are located in Australia, use bank transfer instead.
CAcert bank account details:
- Account Name: CAcert Inc
- SWIFT: WPACAU2S
- BSB: 032073
- Account No.: 180264
If you want to participate in CAcert.org, have a look here and here.