Let’s Encrypt has stated that they discovered a bug in the CAA code and requested users to check their hostname and numbers.
The company’s CAA (Certification Authority Authorization) rechecking bug was found during a check. The bug was discovered when the company’s CA (certificate authorities) software checked for CAA records at the same time it validated a subscriber’s control of a domain name. It was confirmed on Let’s Encrypt’s blog post dated February 29th.
Emails sent to affected subscribers
The company declared that they have sent a notification email to subscribers who were affected by this bug. They published a guide regarding the incident and shared file that contains a list of all affected certs, sorted by account ID.
The users can download the file to see if they were affected by the bug or not. Users can verify by looking up their account id. If the users have not renewed then they will have to replace otherwise it is not required.
On February 27, 2020, Let’s Encrypt declared the news of creating a new history of issuing 1 billion SSL certificates. The Let’s Encrypt is one of the most popular SSL/TLS services providers stated that they passed one billion.
The company claims that earlier in 2017 they had issued only one million certificates. They also said earlier 51% of websites used HTTPS(HyperText Transfer Protocol over Secured) now it’s 81% globally and 91% in the United States of America.
CA issued its first certificate in September 2015. Let’s Encrypt achieved 100 million certificates in June 2017. Since 2019 they are getting issuing of daily 1 million certificates.
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