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Bob Angus | 17 May 2010 | 0 comments

Ecommerce sites always need to make sure that they and their users are secured. Installing VeriSign extended validation SSL and displaying the VeriSign seal are two proven actions that can be taken.

However, those key steps are only part of the total security solution for online retailers. All the steps you take to protect to customers and build trust are marginalized if your web host is not doing everything it can to secure your website. Your choice in hosting provider is incredibly important.

Recently, I participated in a webinar with hosting powerhouse Rackspace: Minimizing Risk & Maximizing Customer Trust with an E-commerce Solution. We discussed the financial impact to ecommerce...

Tim Callan | 17 May 2010 | 0 comments

You may recall that about a month ago I wrote about technology blogger Nasko and his experiment with SSL roots. My blog focused a lot of Nasko's crawl, but the punctuation mark on this entry was that Nasko was uninstalling all the trusted roots in his browser to see which ones he really needed. Now, 30 days later, the results are in.

You can look down the whole thing for yourself, but the CAs of the first four roots he encountered go as follows:

  1. GeoTrust
  2. VeriSign
  3. VeriSign
  4. GeoTrust
Tim Callan | 16 May 2010 | 2 comments

That's it. You can now enjoy the added protection of Extended Validation SSL on Twitter. 'Nuff said.

Tim Callan | 11 May 2010 | 2 comments

I recently wrote about the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) and its recent report card showing poor performance in trustworthy practices among the nation's leading onilne businesses. That news calls to mind an incident of about a month ago, when the FTC's departing commissioner called on popular online services such as Hotmail, Yahoo, Flickr, Facebook, MySpace, and financial providers to protect 100% of their service with SSL, and not just login pages as is the common practice today. In her speech commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour stated,

Encryption technology is already built into every popular web browser, but here is an unpleasant truth. Many...

Tim Callan | 06 May 2010 | 0 comments

Attention developers working on Microsoft Silverlight 4: Thawte is making a special, limited-time offer of a code signing certificate for $89 for one year or $178 for two years, more than two thirds off the regular price. You can find all of the details here.

Tim Callan | 05 May 2010 | 0 comments

In conjunction with Earth Day we announced a limited-time program whereby VeriSign would plant a tree for each Extended Validation SSL Certificate we sold. I just saw the data for April 22, Earth Day, and our EV registrations were almost double what you would expect for that day. So good work, folks. We'll be planting a lot of trees because of you.

Tim Callan | 04 May 2010 | 0 comments

Listen to to me provide online safety tips for Mother's Day on a local radio station near you. I'll be on at the following times and locations on Wednesday, May 5.

  • 8:10 a.m. WSBA-AM - Harrisburg, PA
  • 8:40 a.m. ET - WAMV-AM - Roanoke, VA
  • 8:50 a.m. ET - KWLM-AM - Minneapolis, MN
  • 9:00 a.m. ET - Family Life Radio Network - National Radio
  • 9:15 a.m. ET - WSPL-AM - Chicago, IL
  • 9:30 a.m. ET - WFIN-AM - Toledo, OH
  • 9:40 a.m. ET - KRTI-FM - Des Moines, IA
  • 9:45 a.m. ET - KFWB-AM - Los Angeles, CA
  • 10:00a.m. ET - Wall Street Journal Radio Network - National Radio
  • 10:10 a.m. ET - American Urban Radio Network - National Radio
  • 10:45 a.m. ET - WXBR-AM - Boston, MA

[5/5/10 update: The radio tour went great. I spoke with a lot of terrific interviewers in eleven separate markets with a total estimated audience of 12.2. million listeners.]

Tim Callan | 23 Apr 2010 | 0 comments

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) just announced its Online Safety 2010 Honor Roll, on which only 8% of the 1200 analyzed companies made the list. The OTA evaluated these 1200 sites based on their usage of e-mail authentication standards, Extended Validation SSL Certificates, and the presence or absence of malware on their public-facing sites. OTA also reported that more than 26% of the Internet Retailer 500 and top 100 financial services companies have adopted EV SSL Certificates....

Tim Callan | 21 Apr 2010 | 0 comments

Tomorrow is Earth Day, and in celebration VeriSign is kicking off our "Plant a Tree" promotion for EV SSL. Purchase a VeriSign Extended Validation SSL Certificate between Earth Day and May 22nd and you could grow your conversion rates at the same time you help grow new forests.

In honor of Earth Day 2010, VeriSign will plant a tree for every VeriSign EV SSL Certificate purchased between April 22nd and May 22nd. VeriSign has partnered with American Forests, a non-profit that works to protect, restore, and enhance the natural capital of plants and trees.

It's cool because online commerce is fundamentally a green technology. The more we can do our...