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Tim Callan | 17 Jul 2006 | 0 comments

Here's a great one that just went up on the VeriSign site the other day. European online travel giant Opodo recently measured the effectiveness of the VeriSign Secured Seal in increasing sales. Opodo sent traffic to the exact same set of Web pages except that one batch of site visitors saw a page with the VeriSign Secured Seal present and one did not. Sales on the pages with the seal were 10% higher than on those without. You can read the full case study on how Opodo uses VeriSign SSL to increase online commerce transactions here.

Tim Callan | 14 Jul 2006 | 0 comments

On this coming Tuesday I will be giving a Web seminar on High Assurance SSL. This presentation will go over what High Assurance certificates are, how they will work in the browsers, how authentication standards will change for this standard, expected browser support, and anticipated availability. It's FREE to anyone who wants to register.

Tim Callan | 12 Jul 2006 | 0 comments

As the new High Assurance SSL standard makes its way into the public's awareness, I've run into an interesting gap in the way people think about the browsers that come to their site. It comes about when someone is considering how the two forms of extended SSL capability interact with each other. Those two forms of extended capability are High Assurance (highest authentication certificates) and Server Gated Cryptography (strongest encryption certificates).

Tim Callan | 27 Jun 2006 | 0 comments

Here's a cool site in the UK with a lot of information on protection of online information. I became aware of it because VeriSign is a sponsor, but I couldn't help noticing that the site has picked up this SSL Blog along with Bruce Schneier's Security Blog and Richard Steinnon's Threat Chaos Blog. It's a good site and well worth a read.

Tim Callan | 23 Jun 2006 | 0 comments

Howdy folks. I'll be on vacation for the next two weeks. I may post, but I might not. After that I'll certainly be back and writing once again.

Tim Callan | 22 Jun 2006 | 0 comments

Here is an interesting site in which CS professor and open source developer Amir Herzberg maintains a list of prominent online businesses that maintain unprotected logins. These businesses aid phishing attempts on their own sites by using practices that eliminate some fo the information you can use to distinguish a genuine site from a fake. It's thought-provoking site, and I suggest you check it out.

Tim Callan | 14 Jun 2006 | 0 comments

Today I'd like to walk you through a scenario where a dedicated criminal could take the sort of information routinely found on unprotected Web forms and use it to your detriment. My friend and fellow VeriSign employee Mike Davies originally called my attention to this potential exploit, so I'd like to thank him.

Tim Callan | 07 Jun 2006 | 0 comments

Another giant of the e-commerce industry has chosen to put the VeriSign Secured Seal on its shopping cart page. OfficeMax joins its peer Staples in showing off its choice of best-in-breed SSL security. In this case OfficeMax has placed the seal directly next to the Checkout button on the shopping cart page. I presume this decision was to reassure shoppers about the safety of their purchases at a key abandonment point, which is moving from the cart to the checkout process.

Tim Callan | 02 Jun 2006 | 0 comments

This E-Commerce Times article gives an overview of our current situation of diminished online trust and what some industry players are doing to try and solve the problem. It's not a bad primer if you're just getting involved with this subject matter.