I'll remind you that VeriSign announced its intent to acquire GeoTrust on May 17, 2006 and completed the acquisition on September 5, 2006. Since then the two companies have gotten a lot of questions from customers and others. Here are some of the more common ones:
I've written quite a bit on this blog about what has carried the code name High Assurance SSL Certificates. Well, the industry consortium creating the new standard has decided on an official name for them, which is Extended Validation. So when you see me writing about Extended Validation or EV SSL Certificates - or when you see these terms in the press or on a company's Web site - we're referring to what up to now has been referred to as High Assurance.
This article talks about the recent conviction of a couple of Canadian online serial scammers. In this case the criminals set up fake vacation sites and sold vacations that did not exist. They shut each site down after a short period of time and then put up the next. In the process thousands of U.K. would-be customers were scammed out of hundreds of thousands of pounds.
The latest of the leaders in online business to choose display of the VeriSign Secured Seal is Charles Schwab, aka Schwab.com. Schwab joins the ranks of fellow investment services providers such as E*TRADE and Scottrade in proudly displaying that they use best-of-breed SSL security to protect their customers. These sites are particularly gratifying because in many ways they (like banks) represent the pinnacle of online security requirements. Customers go to these sites to perform very sensitive, valuable, and mission-critical transactions. These sites take their security very...
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