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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 .

If you want to use certificates issued by CAcert, read the CAcert Root Distribution License .This license applies to using the CAcert root keys .

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Software update for secure mail servers

When you add an new email address to your profile, the verification works now also on secure mail server handling TLS1.1 or TLS 1.2. CAcert’s software team has updated our software to get more possibilities to our community members.

CAcert at Fosdem 2019

On February, 2nd and 3rd, Fosdem in Brussels (Belgium) will open its doors. It is an ideal platform to get informed about free software – and of course CAcert will attend. The fair takes place in the ULB Campus. But: This time CAcert and secure-u will NOT have stand there due to limited space in the builings. On […]

NCCIC notices DNS Hijacking Campaign

As described in https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/AA19-024A the US Cybersecurity Agency warns about hackers trying to hijack DNS servers, and manipulating them to obtain SSL certificates for the hijacked domains. This is a serious problem, since the vast majority of certificates, including CAcert’s “Class 1” certificates for non-assured members, are issued on “proof of DNS control” only. “Extended […]

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