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Rick Andrews | 04 Mar 2013 | 0 comments

The Cryptographer’s Panel at RSA included Professor Dan Boneh of Stanford University, who sat down with Whitfield Diffie, Ronald Rivest, Adi Shamir to talk about the most common failures of mobile apps and SSL encryption algorithms. A lively discussion brought a special bit of attention to the use SSL/TLS within applications.  In the conference panel Dan Boneh stated, “Many mobile apps fail to correctly validate the SSL certificate presented by the server they are communicating with.” 

The problem is not the technology but its implementation. Implementing SSL within non-browser apps has been laid out to make it clear and easy for any user or developer within our white paper called “SSL for Apps: Best practices for developers”.  “A Quick Guide to SSL for Apps” is a short read that features the...

Jimmy Edge | 27 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

Any idea what’s the average number of website logins that someone in your organisation might have? The answer? 25 apparently. Impressive. What isn’t such good news, though, is that most people use just 6.5 passwords to protect them, each of which is shared across 3.9 different sites, according to the same landmark study, ‘A Large Scale Study of Web Password Habits’ ( It’s convenient, yes, but far from insecure. And, if your employees are that careless about keeping themselves safe, what impact might it be having on your business when they’re logging in at work?

You should really ensure that they use different passwords for all their logins, at all times. That way, you can avoid the situation...

Andy Horbury | 21 Feb 2013 | 2 comments


Following on from our recent webinar on the theme of website optimisation we have developed a series of three blog posts that discuss website optimisation. These are high level blogs and not intended to be all encompassing but rather have been designed to kick start thoughts on concepts such as tips to keep your website safe, SEO and in this final post, website analytics.....

How to make the most of website analytics

Website analytics tools, such as Google Analytics, Optimizely or Mint, are invaluable tools when it comes to guiding your marketing and website development but only if you know how to make the most of the data...

Andy Horbury | 19 Feb 2013 | 2 comments

Following on from our recent webinar on the theme of website optimisation we have developed a series of three blog posts that discuss website optimisation. These are high level blogs and not intended to be all encompassing but rather have been designed to kick start thoughts on concepts such as analytics, SEO and some tips to keep your website safe..

Seven ways to keep your website safe

Broken links, badly formatted code, page errors and expired SSL certificates can hurt the quality and ranking of your site. Running a website isn’t simply a case of setting it up and forgetting about it. It’s not quite build it and they will come, you need to maintain it, keep it safe and secure it in order to maximize traffic, sign-ups and conversions. Here are seven top tips for a safe and successful website:


Rick Andrews | 14 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

Amid lots of other security news this week, you may have missed the announcement of the formation of a new industry group, the CA Security Council ( Symantec is a founding member of this group of leading Certificate Authorities, whose purpose is to explore and promote best practices around SSL/TLS deployment and CA operations. The announcement is at

The trust model involving end users, web sites and Certificate Authorities as trusted third parties has been an integral part of the explosive growth of e-commerce. But deploying and using SSL/TLS properly is not trivial, so it’s great to see groups like CASC forming to further advance trustworthy use of SSL.

Don’t confuse CASC with the CA/Browser Forum of which Symantec is also a founding member. CASC supports the...

FranRosch | 12 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

The objective of the Website Security Solutions team at Symantec is to produce quality, integrated offerings that help our customers achieve their goals.  We help eCommerce companies establish and grow their online businesses across multiple devices, platforms, and media types. We also help large corporations protect information flowing across public and private networks using SSL encryption. 

Our suite of Website Security Solutions solve problems for organizations of every size, focusing on the needs of the organization and end user alike.  We call these “right-for-me solutions”.

Our Website Security Solutions combines SSL encryption with the Norton Secured Seal announcing that websites have passed a daily malware scan, and been confirmed as legitimate by a leader in establishing trust. A website posting the Norton Seal show improved search results, and show up as trusted to anyone surfing for wares using Norton Safe Web or Safe Web Lite....

Andy Horbury | 12 Feb 2013 | 4 comments


Following on from our recent webinar on the theme of website optimisation we have developed a series of three blog posts. These are high level blogs and not intended to be all encompassing, but rather have been written to kick start thoughts on concepts such as analytics, website security and to start off with some thoughts on search engine optimisation.

Five steps to search engine success. Search engine optimization matters:

Brad | 11 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

Since 1976, public key cryptography has become the foundation on which secure communications were established over the Internet.  The public key algorithm and infrastructure revolutionized cryptography, and formed the basis for secure e-mail, e-commerce, and many other information exchanges. Throughout the development of PKI, new algorithms have been developed and refined which offer higher security and better performance, resulting in improved ability to defend against the growing sophistication of the modern security threat. And we're evolving right with them.

For our Enterprise level customers, we’re pleased and proud to announce our new Algorithm Agility program. Any Standard SSL Certificate can now be issued as an RSA or DSA algorithm option, both included for the same price. Any Premium SSL certificate has a third included option of the ECC algorithm, for improved production and performance connections.

DSA (Digital Signature Algorithm) is a U.S....

Brad | 09 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

In the world of e-Commerce, the strength of encryption that you employ – and the use of Extended Validation SSL (EV: a highly rigorous and demanding standard of verification) – needs to be beyond all compromise. Get this right and you will have loyal, long-term customers who will return time and again. Get it wrong and they will desert you and tell their friends to do the same.

Why? Because on-line fraud has been soaring out of control, and is ranked as one of the biggest problems within the Payment Card Industry (PCI). E-Commerce without proper safeguards, guaranteed and independently validated, leaves your valued customers wide open to attack and at the mercy of the cyber criminals that attempt to dupe them into providing critical information that can lead to substantial financial loss and/or identity theft.

It’s a serious...

Jimmy Edge | 07 Feb 2013 | 4 comments

This Monday, 11 February 2013, we will be giving you the chance to win £50 in Amazon vouchers each week just by Tweeting us the URL of a site where you have spotted the Norton™ Secured Seal.



The Norton™ Secured Seal was recently found to be the most trusted seal on the web, and it is displayed over half a billion times each day on thousands of websites worldwide, so it shouldn’t be difficult for you to spot!


When you do see it just Tweet the following message:

“I spotted the @NortonSecured seal at (insert publicly accessible URL where you found the seal) #SpotTheTick”


The competition is open to UK residents...