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Tim Callan | 15 May 2007 | 0 comments

Now you can view green address bars in Firefox the same way you do in Internet Explorer 7. This Firefox EV add-on enables the browser to detect Extended Validation SSL Certificates from VeriSign.

Tim Callan | 10 May 2007 | 0 comments

Worldwide market share for Internet Explorer 7 has just surpassed the 30% mark. In other words, basically one site visitor in three is capable fo seeing green bars if you have Extended Validation SSL on your site.

Tim Callan | 08 May 2007 | 0 comments

It's been about a week since I've had the time to blog. During that time we've seen two significant banks in two significant markets go online with EV SSL - ING and Sony Bank.

Tim Callan | 03 May 2007 | 0 comments

Once again we see that EV SSL is a worldwide phenomenon. On this page you can access the Japanese version of our slick new EV SSL demo. If you don't read Kanji, just click on the red box near the top middle and watch away.

Tim Callan | 01 May 2007 | 0 comments

Here's an interesting article on fraudulent use of Google Adwords to plant key loggers on client systems. It's an example of another crafty way that the criminal community is finding to exploit ambiguity about who you're connecting to. In this case the criminals were passing through a site that installed a key logger on the way to the real site. But it's equally easy to imagine setting up a bona fide phishing site or an entirely fake online store/bank/loan site/trading site to do the same thing.

Enter authenticated identity, AKA Extended Validation. Now when you click on an Adword that appears to be from a business you know, you have better methods of verifying that it's truly that business....

Tim Callan | 30 Apr 2007 | 0 comments

I've blogged in the past, including recently, about tax sites, phishing, and visitor confidence, especially as it relates to EV SSL. I live in the US, so I'm more personally engaged in the local online tax situation. But do remember that these issues are important in every nation on the globe.

Happy tax day, Canadians. Be safe.

Tim Callan | 28 Apr 2007 | 0 comments

In a last minute substitution, VeriSign product manager Jay Sciavo filled in at last week's AOTA Summit. Presenters included Microsoft's Dave Bossio and eBay Senior Product Manager Karim Noorali. Dave and Karim had some very interesting things to say, which I'll blog another day soon when I have a little more time than I do right now.

Tim Callan | 27 Apr 2007 | 0 comments

With all the excitement of deploying EV SSL across major sites like eBay, Charles Schwab, PayPal, Travelocity, and most recently Fifth Third Bank, it's easy to lose site of the VeriSign Secured Seal. Remember, the VeriSign Secured Seal is like EV before EV. It is the way that a Web site can demonstrate that best of breed SSL security is in place on a site and that the identity of the site has been highly authenticated.

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Tim Callan | 26 Apr 2007 | 0 comments

I'm very pleased that Fifth Third Bank has Extended Validation SSL. Among the largest banks in the world, Fifth Third has long been a poster of the VeriSign Secured Seal to demonstrate its commitment to securing customers, and now the bank has shown its forward thinking nature by taking the next step to EV.

Tim Callan | 19 Apr 2007 | 0 comments

Welcome to this week's edition of Told-You-So Corner. Today's subject is the need for authentic identity with regard to online tax filing.

[Tim steps up on soapbox]

In the past I've spoken with many people (and blogged) about online tax filing as a vulnerability for phishing and other social engineering attacks. Well, this tax year we saw quite a spate of online activity that we could categorize as phishing attacks aimed at those seeking to file their taxes online.