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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...

Brad | 06 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

Sometimes, serendipity happens.

Here at Website Security Solutions, we're constantly striving to educate people on how important SSL Certificates are to the Internet. The Norton Secured Seal represents trust on the internet; a sure mark that the website where it is displayed represents a site that can be trusted to conduct business transactions.  We try to educate consumers about how to shop safely, and conduct their business online with a minimum of risk; because it's a world full of internet predators out there trying to steal people's money, their data, and their very identity.

Consumer education is one of the most important things we can do in the Security industry. We have to teach people what to look for, how to surf safely, and how to protect themselves. And all...

Charla Bunton-Johnson | 05 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

Channel Partners are always looking for new ways to differentiate their business so that they can offer the highest value to their customer base by providing best-in-class security solutions. Alignment with the right channel vendor(s) is crucial for partners to stay ahead of the market and evolve their businesses over time to solve business challenges.

Enter Symantec.  Symantec Website Security Solutions delivers industry-leading SSL, a world-class partner program, and compelling enablement that empowers partners with a more efficient time to market offering a profitable robust portfolio providing a right-sized solution for every client’s website security need and market level in today's dynamic threat landscape.

Today, Symantec announced Website Security Partner Program enhancements that will empower partners with the highest value in enablement and sales opportunities:

Jimmy Edge | 04 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Safer Internet Day. The theme for this year is ‘Connect with Respect’, and one of the big issues we wanted to focus on at Symantec Website Security Solutions is ‘cyberbullying’, which can happen across all devices and age groups, although it is particularly prevalent among younger people.

It’s important for adults to educate their children about how to minimize the chances of getting caught up in cyberbullying, so our colleagues at  Norton have put together the following top 10 tips for parents and care givers to ensure young people remain protected online:

  1. Don’t give out your personal information – Don’t put personal details such as your home address, telephone numbers or parent’s work address online as cybercriminals can use this information to create a fake profile with your details
  1. What goes online,...
Brook R. Chelmo | 28 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

Imagine you are looking for a new home and after a considerable amount of research and time you find the perfect place for your budget.  As you settle in and begin to meet with your new neighbors you discover an alarming trend.  Within the past 6 months about one in eight of the homes in the neighborhood experienced a major security issue such as armed break ins, cat burglars snatching information, or someone redirecting their mail to a foreign address.  You wonder if these people are unlucky or have you moved into a bad neighborhood.  When you share your findings with a friend they respond with "I'm sure you're fine!  Just check the locks on the doors every 6 months."

You may find this illustration laughable but it reflects how some IT managers respond to their web security. 

Recently IDG Connect, the world’s largest...

Jimmy Edge | 23 Jan 2013 | 0 comments


Sometimes, it seems that new ways of attacking an organisation’s online security are shooting up faster than Jack’s beanstalk. Some are relatively easy to defend yourself against; others are quite disturbing in their intricacy and powers of deception.

In our social media saturated world, one particularly worrying development has been SEO poisoning, also known as search poisoning. You may have come across it – though, I hope not. This is an attack method in which cybercriminals create malicious websites and use search engine optimisation tactics to make them show up prominently in search results. The sites are associated with terms that large numbers of people are likely to be using in searches at any given time, such as phrases related to holidays, news items and viral videos. According to Symantec’s researchers, many...

Leelin Thye | 17 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

In the article “Google Flags Ad Network Isocket for Alleged Malware; Chrome Blocks TechCrunch, Cult of Mac, others (Updated)”,[1] a large number of popular sites using a prominent advertising network was affected when  their sites were blocked by Google on suspicion of containing malware. Regardless whether the action was a result of false positive reading or not, the financial impact to advertising networks and their client sites is high when users are unable to access the websites and see a “Danger: Malware Ahead!” warning.  Business is disrupted and brand reputation compromised.

On the other hand,...

Brian Wall | 15 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

A team of university security researchers claims that 41 Android applications downloaded by as many as 185 million users are plagued by faulty encryption and inadequate SSL protection that leak data between a device and webservers.

If the vulnerability was ultimately exploited, it would allow malicious hackers to steal data related to online banking, social network credentials, email, instant message content and more. In addition, the faulty SSL protections in one of the affected apps - an antivirus application - can make data vulnerable to theft on Android devices running Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0).

Interestingly, the researchers refrained from specifying particular apps with alleged faulty protection, but...