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Industry stakeholders are considering reducing the lifespan of HTTPS certificates to just 13 months, around half of the current duration, in order to improve security.

The CA/Browser Forum proposal would seek to make the changes from March 2020. It comes after certificate lifetimes were reduced from 39 to 27 months back in March 2018.

Proponents argue that doing so would make it harder for the black hats, as it would reduce the length of time stolen certificates could be used for. It could also force companies to use the latest and most secure encryption algorithms available.

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