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Malwarebytes Unpacked and the Expired Certificate

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UPDATE: Our security has been established once again and you should have no problems reading and commenting on our blog securely.  Thanks for your patience!


If you've tried to visit our blog over the last 12 hours, you might have seen something like this that makes you think our site is untrusted or has been hacked.




We wanted to let you all know that the site was not hacked and we are just dealing with some emergency maintenance as far as our security certificates go. See WordPress usually auto-renews security certificates so it's not really a problem we run into often. For whatever reason, this time our certificate was not renewed and communicated with WordPress to get this issue resolved as fast as we could.


Security certificates are exchanged between your browser and the server hosting our blog to ensure that both of them are legitimate. In addition, once identities have been confirmed, a secure connection is created between the two so that everything you see on blog.malwarebytes.org is actually us and not a malicious attacker trying to fool you into downloading malware or getting exploited.


We do apologize for the inconvenience. As we always try to provide the highest level of security advice, if you see something like this in the future, avoid the site until you see the lock icon in your URL bar.


Stay Safe and Stay Alert!


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