DigiCert is considering SSL certificates for more Tor hidden services
Certificate authority DigiCert is considering issuing SSL certificates to more Tor .onion address owners after recently providing Facebook with one.
However, SSL certificates for pseudo-top-level domains like .onion that don’t actually exist on the Internet are in the process of being phased out and the Tor Project has not yet decided if Tor websites getting SSL certificates is a good thing.
Last week, Facebook made its website accessible inside the Tor anonymity network by setting up a so-called Tor hidden service with the facebookcorewwwi.onion address. The company described it as an experiment that will provide Tor users with end-to-end communication, from their browsers directly into a Facebook data center, avoiding third-party exit nodes.