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Tim Callan | 12 Sep 2007 | 0 comments

Today StopBadware.org 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. bankofthevvest.com as opposed to bankofthewest.com. 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...

Tim Callan | 25 Aug 2007 | 0 comments

Regular readers of The SSL Blog will remember that DebtHelp.com was the first site apart from VeriSign to implement EV SSL Certificates. You will also remember that DebtHelp measured the results of deploying EV and determined that the green bars had raised conversions by 11% with a 16,000% ROI.

We have now published a full case study on DebtHelp's experience with EV SSL. Be sure to check it out...

Tim Callan | 23 Aug 2007 | 0 comments

One of the common misconceptions I run into is that the only sites targetted by phishers are banks. That hasn't been true for several years. Today we see phishing attacks against lotteries, utilities, search, e-commerce, social networking sites, online greeting cards, and taxes. And now job sites, thanks to the recently published phishing scheme against...

Tim Callan | 22 Aug 2007 | 0 comments

Firefox interface developer Johnathan Nightingale has assembled a bunch of research numbers on SSL in various contexts. He does a good job of reporting sources and even includes some commentary on his opinion on the validity of this research (which, obviously, you should decide if you agree with or not).