November 9, 2015
Certificate authority Comodo admits it incorrectly issued eight certificates that include forbidden internal server names or reserved IP addresses. In 2012, the Certificate Authority/Browser Forum banned the use of such designations for certs issued after Nov. 1, 2015. The decision was meant to cut off a common practice of CAs issuing certificates for internal servers that were not unique and exposed networks to man-in-the-middle attacks and other risks.
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