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Free SSL certificates are secure and legit? Worth to go?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ItsHere, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. ItsHere

    ItsHere Junior Member

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    Hi guys! I am about to get free SSL certificate and just wondering how legit those companies are.
    Just right now I am registering with one company (don't want to post here the name) and I am not sure is it good enough as free?

    Anyone had any experience with free SSL certificates?

    Best regards,

    ItsHere
     
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  2. GfxDude

    GfxDude Registered Member

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    All that matter is who your browser trust. Modern browsers trust StartSSL (free and good one)
    It's trusted by Firefox, IE, and Chrome at the very least, probably Safari and the rest as well. :)
     
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  3. Bradm

    Bradm Registered Member

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    Good thread I was wondering about this too!
     
  4. nickk

    nickk BANNED BANNED

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    Depending on what you want to do. For example if you want to have SSL for a mail server then no free SSL authorities will not work for this purpose.
    IF you want just an SSL for your shopping cart then most of them will. Depending as stated which companies root certificate included in any browser.
     
  5. muzumbu

    muzumbu Registered Member

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    I've been running a couple of my websites with StartSSL and I am very pleased. Very good browser recognition, fast issuance.

    Just be careful about the usage. Free certs are only for personal use. You shouldn't use them on your corporate/company website.

    Also be careful to get the cert right in the first place as they don't offer free re-issuance and the revoke costs a lot.