Starting on January 2016, Microsoft’s Trusted Root Certificate Program will no longer include twenty currently trusted CAs and will remove their root certificates removed from the Trusted Root CA Store. “This past spring, we began engaging with Certificate Authorities (CA) to solicit feedback and talk about upcoming changes to our Trusted Root Certificate Program. Among other things, the changes included more stringent technical and auditing requirements,” Microsoft enterprise and security group program manager Aaron Kornblum explained. The company has been working with CAs to helpt them adjust to the new program prerequisites, but the CAs on the aforementioned list either would not or could not comply with the new requirements.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Help Net Security