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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 .
German version below There is news about a bug in OpenSSL that may allow an attacker to leak arbitrary information from any process using OpenSSL. Good news: Certificates issued by CAcert are not broken and our central systems did not leak your keys. Bad news: Even then you may be affected. Although your keys were […]
[German version below] CAcert gets down to business to the next step for reopening the audit process and has appointed Benedikt Heintel as internal auditor in last december. The goal is the acceptance of CAcert as trustworthy certificate authority. Benedikt Heintel cares for the compliance of internal process flows with the rules and thereby for […]
[German version below] The NSA scandal shows: Secure communication on the internet is highly important for many! CAcert has nowadays a high number of new user registrations: In 2013 we had about 27.500 new registrations and all year long a much higher number of new members than in the years before. Now in the 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.