Should self-signed SSL certificates be trusted?

Self-signed SSL certificates can be downloaded free off the Internet and are not verified, warns Megan Rehbock, certificate service manager at LAWtrust.

Effective website security is possible with always-on SSL

Websites have been using SSL technology for years to ensure their security, and the certificates and their uses are well understood. SSL that only protects users at login, however, leaves them vulnerable when they're spending time on your Web site.

Smart ID cards to combat fraud and identity theft launched

Minister of Home Affairs Naledi Pandor announced last week that 100 000 South Africans will have smart ID cards by 31 March. She further announced that another 25 Home Affairs offices have been digitised, in addition to the three used during the smart ID card pilot project.

LAWtrust included in Microsoft Root certificate program

South African cryptographic security provider, LAWtrust, the first provider in Africa to be certified by both WebTrust and Adobe, has recently been included in the Microsoft Root certificate program.

Wildcard certificates - are you gambling with your security?

As the name suggests, the value of a Wildcard SSL certificate varies and is determined by its audience. There are several risks associated with this certificate type.

SSL certificates can help against phishing attacks

Online security has hit the headlines again recently thanks to a spate of Facebook account cloning.

LAWtrust now offers Signinghub, a unique and simple cloud-based signing solution

The digitisation of paper is proceeding at a rapid rate; thus comes the need to create a paperless environment. It is for this reason that LAWtrust has launched a new and innovative signing solution called Signinghub.