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Tim Callan | 06 Oct 2007 | 0 comments

If you're going to the Gartner Symposium this week in Orlando, be sure to stop by our booth on the show floor. VeriSign will be there demonstrating and answering your questions about Extended Validation SSL Certificates.

Tim Callan | 04 Oct 2007 | 0 comments

Today the Microsoft IE7 team blogged that it is making IE7 available to all Windows XP clients. Previously, IE7 required that the system be enabled for WGA validation to install IE. Now all XP clients can get it, and Automatic Updates will push the browser to those clients that did not receive it originally.

Of course, that spells increased market share for the first browser to support EV SSL. Today more than one Internet-enabled client in three uses IE7. A lot of that rapid adoption owes itself to Automatic Updates, so we should expect to see another growth surge in addition to...

Tim Callan | 03 Oct 2007 | 0 comments

This recent blog entry goes over how CardSpace works with EV SSL Certificates, non-EV SSL Certificates, and sites without SSL at all.

CardSpace is a Microsoft initiative to create a secure interface for your various identifying pieces of information such as credit cards, logins, and personally identifiable information that will not be vulnerable to classic social engineering attacks. Here's a good CardSpace primer if you want to know more.

Tim Callan | 30 Sep 2007 | 0 comments

A few weeks ago I told you that Hotmail has EV. Now Extended Validation SSL is protecting all Windows Live ID logins, including Hotmail, OneCare, Spaces, and SkyDrive. A good...

Tim Callan | 26 Sep 2007 | 0 comments

French online electronics retailer fnac is the latest in leading e-commerce sites to show off its green security in order to secure more green. Although they use the Euro, and Euros are not green, so I guess my pun doesn't work. What are you going to do?

Tim Callan | 23 Sep 2007 | 0 comments

I'll be on a panel at Online Market World 2007 on October 5. On this panel VeriSign (represented by me) is joined by ScanAlert Director of Business Development Cresta Pillsbury, and buySAFE Director of Business Development Tim Woda. We'll be speaking from 4:15 to 5:15 on Friday, October 5. Room details will be available at the show.

I'll be presenting on Extended Validation SSL, and I wouldn't be surprised if anyone wants to talk about the VeriSign Secured Seal as well.

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