Altruism from world of certification: Let’s Encrypt has released more than 3 billion certificates for free

Internet Security Research Group (ISRG), a non-profit organization standing behind Let’s Encrypt, reports A> that the open certification center (CS) has released its three -million certificate this year. Since September 2015, Let’s Encrypt provides free cryptographic certificates of X.509 to encrypt the HTTPS data transmitted via the Internet and other protocols used by servers on the Internet. Since the end of July 2018, ISRG ROOT X1 has been trusted by all the main lists of root certificates, including Microsoft, Google, Apple, Mozilla, Oracle and Blackberry.

As ISRG reported today, this year it managed to reach a new record for serviced websites – as of November 1, 2022, Let’s Encrypt provides TLS with more than 309 million domains using 239 million active certificates. In 2022, more than 33 million domains used the services of Let’s Encrypt.

Statistics on the use of let’s ENCRYPT.

In order to get an idea of ​​the scale of the CS and what prompted his team of developers to further automate the release and extension of certificates, it is worth remembering that in early March 2020, Let’s Encrypt had to withdraw more than 3 million certificates. This happened due to the error in the server on BOULDER used by the CS for the verification of users and their domains before using the TLS certificate.

/Media reports cited above.