Let’s Encrypt Issues Three Billionth Certificate

From infosecurity-magazine.com

The non-profit that runs Let’s Encrypt has revealed the open certificate authority (CA) passed the three billion mark for certificates issued this autumn, making the internet a safer place in the process.

Let’s Encrypt was launched in 2015 with a simple mission: offer X.509 certificates for Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption at no charge. In so doing, it has rapidly increased the number of websites able to secure their communications with users via HTTPS.

According to a new report from the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG), the non-profit behind Let’s Encrypt, usage grew by more than 33 million domains in 2022.

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