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Tim Callan | 21 Sep 2007 | 0 comments

This new article in PC World discusses how PayPal is defeating phishing. CISO Michael Barrett views Extended Validation SSL as a valuable addition to this effort.

Barrett said Paypal is also hopeful that tools, including browser-based visual cues that warn people about suspected phishing sites and so-called extended validation Web site digital certificates, will help end-users further discriminate between legitimate sites and phishing lures.

Tim Callan | 17 Sep 2007 | 0 comments

In the past I've blogged our demo aimed at site administrators. Now we've released a new EV SSL Flash demo for online consumers as well.

Tim Callan | 16 Sep 2007 | 0 comments

I just stumbled across this interview from August. Microsoft product manager Markellos Diorinos discusses EV SSL at Microsoft's Tech-Ed 2007 conference.

Tim Callan | 12 Sep 2007 | 0 comments

Today announced that VeriSign has become a new sponsor. StopBadware describes itself as "the consumer protection initiative developed to combat badware."

Tim Callan | 10 Sep 2007 | 0 comments

In the spirit of continued worldwide adoption of EV SSL, today we put out a press release announcing EV deployment by E*TRADE Australia.

Tim Callan | 07 Sep 2007 | 0 comments

HSBC, a world leader in banking and Earth's third largest company, has deployed EV SSL Certificates on its FirstDirect online bank. HSBC joins a trend of banking and financial sites that have chosen Extended Validation SSL Certificates from VeriSign to fight phishing and maximize confidence among their online customers.

Tim Callan | 06 Sep 2007 | 2 comments

Okay, just to mix it up a little I'm going to write not about SSL but rather about code signing certificates.

Here's an interesting piece in eWeek on the highly publicized revocation of a code signing certificate issued to Linchpin Labs by VeriSign. eWeek editor Larry Seltzer goes over the basics in the article, but if you want it, he's also published...

Tim Callan | 04 Sep 2007 | 0 comments

That's right. Over 90,000 Web sites display the VeriSign Secured Seal in 145 countries worldwide. Among sites proudly showing off their SSL from VeriSign are e-commerce leaders like Staples and Wal*Mart, banking and financial leaders like Citigroup and HSBC, and leaders in other spaces including H&R Block, Ticketmaster,...

Tim Callan | 28 Aug 2007 | 1 comment

With the rush for sites to deploy their EV SSL Certificates and get the green address bar, I'm running out of ways to say, "Hey, such-and-such an important site has put up EV." Deploys, goes live with, goes green, I've done them all.

In this case we're going with has, and the Web property is Hotmail. Hotmail, of course, is a Microsoft property and therefore part of the Windows Live/MSN family of sites. And the EV provider Microsoft has chosen to go with is VeriSign.

Tim Callan | 27 Aug 2007 | 0 comments

A recent trend in phishing has been to simulate the letter W by putting a pair of Vs in a row (e.g. as opposed to I don't know if that's why Bank of the West was an early EV SSL adopter, but it may be.

The latest victim is Western Union (or VVestern Union, as the phishers would call it). From what I can tell, Western Union takes security and trust very seriously, so it...