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Tim Callan | 03 Aug 2007 | 0 comments

The deployments of Extended Validation SSL are fast and furious now. I'll try to make some time in the next few days to write up a bunch of the new names that have put up EV SSL Certificates. Today I'd like to highlight Blue Cross for the province of Alberta. As I mentioned in my last post, EV is a worldwide phenomenon, and you will notice that this site is an example of that. However, I'm more intereted in the fact that Blue Cross is not a bank or e-commerce site, which describes the earliest adopters of Extended Validation. In this case it's a leading health care site. Health care information is highly confidential, and people take great care to keep it that way. Health care sites are also obvious targets for phishing attacks aimed at the personally identifiable...

Tim Callan | 01 Aug 2007 | 0 comments

I've mentioned in the past that Firefox is moving forward on incorporating support for EV SSL into its next release. Firefox security interface designer Johnathan Nightingale has written a decent amount about his ideas for the Firefox 3 security interface, of which EV is an important piece. You can wander around his blog (as linked above) and find many things to read about usability and interface design. I'll point out a few of them here.

Johnathan's slide deck for his recent presentation at the OSCON open source summit.


Tim Callan | 31 Jul 2007 | 0 comments

I've mentioned in the past that EV SSL is a worldwide phenomenon. Well, here's another case in point. Wireless carrier T-Mobile has deployed EV certificates in Austria. From VeriSign, of course.

Tim Callan | 30 Jul 2007 | 0 comments

This short video gives a good overview of VeriSign and its history, the good and the bad. In the good category there is a mention of the VeriSign Secured Seal, complete with picture.

Tim Callan | 28 Jul 2007 | 0 comments

A couple more major US regional banks have gone live with EV SSL from VeriSign. Bank of the West and Sovereign Bank both are proudly displaying their green badges. Congratulations to both of them.

Tim Callan | 27 Jul 2007 | 0 comments

We have a cool site that talks about being safe online. There's a lot of informative content here on things like EV SSL and the VeriSign Secured Seal, and also it contains a cool function where you can put in a Web address and find out if it's secured with VeriSign SSL Certificates or not. Right now that function only works for US sites, but we're working to make it apply to all VeriSign-secured sites everywhere. You really should give it a look.

Tim Callan | 19 Jul 2007 | 0 comments

According to the most recent Netcraft SSL Survey, sites have deployed over 1000 EV SSL Certificates from VeriSign. Netcraft crawls the Web and reports on the SSL Certificates it detects. 88% of the EV certificates Netcraft discovered in its most recent crawl were from VeriSign.

Tim Callan | 14 Jul 2007 | 0 comments

While e-commerce isn't the only application for my subject matter (SSL), it's arguably the most used application and certainly something that I track with great interest and have since its inception. Therefore I was interested to see what E-Commerce Times chose to list as the "10 E-Commerce Events That Shook the Last 10 Years."

It's no oversite that SSL and VeriSign are not on the list, because that whole thing was up and running before 2007. I wonder, ten years from now will Extended Validation SSL be on the next version of this list? We'll see.

Tim Callan | 10 Jul 2007 | 0 comments

It's not surprising that the pace of deployment of EV SSL Certificates is increasing. Here are some of the more noteworthy of the many sites that have gone live with green bars from VeriSign since the last time I wrote on this topic:

Deutsche Postbank, which announced its intention to support EV in February, has now deployed EV SSL. So has its fellow German bank, .comdirect....

Tim Callan | 07 Jul 2007 | 0 comments

Here is another of the developments that took place while I was out of the office and couldn't blog it. E*TRADE Australia has deployed Extended Validation SSL Certificates on its site. E*TRADE joins Charles Schwab among leaders in the investing and personal finance sector to deploy EV to demonstrate their authenticated identity to their customers.