Checking for server certificate revocation in Google Chrome Post-Heartbleed

By now you’ve heard about Heartbleed. If not, go check these links out:

Once you have changed your pants, you should enable a check for server certificate revocation in Google Chrome and any other browsers you use, since a bazillion certificates need to be revoked right now. Here’s a quick how-to for Chrome.

Open Chrome’s “hamburger menu” and choose “Settings”:

How to access Chrome's settings

Scroll to the bottom and click “Show advanced settings…”:

Where to find Chrome's Advanced Settings

Scroll again and check the box beside “Check for server certificate revocation”:

How to enable Chrome's check for server certificate revocation

This will make sure that Chrome verifies certificates, rather than assuming no news is good news.

 

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