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EV certificate usage declining: Is the internet becoming more secure?

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Dec
2021

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Driven by the acceleration of digital transformation and cloud migration during the pandemic, the analysis of the world’s top 1 million sites over the last 18 months shows that in many ways, the internet is becoming more secure. Use of encryption is increasing and the adoption of newer TLS protocols is rising, a Venafi report reveals.

However, despite the adoption of stronger encryption protocols, many companies continue to use legacy RSA encryption algorithms to generate keys, which in conjunction with TLS certificates, act as machine identities that authorize secure connections between physical, virtual and IoT devices, APIs, applications and clusters. RSA algorithms are significantly less secure than modern alternatives.

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