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Tim Callan | 29 Sep 2010 | 1 comment

As of posting time, a Google search of the phrase techcrunch crunchies yields as its first result a blacklisted result for the 2009 Crunchies award page (crunchies2009.techcrunch.com). The details page shows that on September 28 (yesterday) Google found malware distributed on this subdomain of TechCrunch.

This result gives you an opportunity to see how a real, blacklisted site looks on Google. If you do click on the link for crunchies2009.techcrunch.com (it's safe; don't worry) you'll go to a Google roadblock page that reads,

Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer!
Suggestions:
Return to the previous page and pick another result.
Try another search to find what you're looking for.
Or you can continue to http://crunchies2009.techcrunch.com/ at your own risk. For detailed information about the...

Tim Callan | 24 Sep 2010 | 0 comments

I just got home from the Online Trust Alliance's Online Trust and Cybersecurity Forum in Washington D.C. It was a very eventful summit, including a keynote from Commerce Secretary Gary Locke. The speech I moderated went great, with a wealth of research presented by Javelin Strategy and as well as an overview of the newest Edelman Trust Barometer.

We were pleased that the VeriSign Authentication business (now from Symantec) received an Excellence in Online Trust Award from OTA in the eCommerce Solutions category.

Tim Callan | 20 Sep 2010 | 0 comments

On the heels of the recent massive malware attack appearing on sites hosted by Network Solutions, today saw a similar mass malware attack on Go Daddy hosted sites. No, you're not experiencing deja vu. Go Daddy had a malware problem very like this one earlier in the year.

This latest incident once again highlights the need for automated web site malware scanning. Daily malware distribution scanning gives small businesses an early warning that they're under attack before they unwittingly distribute malware to their...

Tim Callan | 15 Sep 2010 | 0 comments

This new video goes over recent results of eyeball tracking testing to measure the attention shift when the VeriSign seal appears in your search results using our new Seal-in-Search capability. I presented this information at the recent Search Engine Strategies expo in San Francisco.

Tim Callan | 13 Sep 2010 | 2 comments

On September 16 Microsoft will grant software developers access to the Windows Phone 7 application platform developer tools, freeing them to develop for the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace. Windows Phone 7 is scheduled for launch in the upcoming holiday season.

That's good news for developers, who will have a direct channel to sell their applications to Windows Phone users, in a time when mobile application downloads are rising meteorically and the mobile computing ecosystem is on a massive growth spurt. To wit,

Tim Callan | 10 Sep 2010 | 0 comments

A new malware attack made the press yesterday by exploiting vulnerability in the Adobe Acrobat platform to circumvent Windows defenses. Like other recent attacks, this malware was signed using a compromised certificate. Symantec found out about this attack on Wednesday afternoon. On Wednesday we contacted the customer to inform them of the compromised certificate and revoked the certificate.

The original blog entry that revealed the attack is here. The attack was covered in The Tech Herald here.

Tim Callan | 09 Sep 2010 | 0 comments

In the next month the Symantec SSL business will be participating in these events.

The week of September 20 I'll be in attendance at the Online Trust Alliance's Online Trust and Cybersecurity Forum in Washington D.C. This forum will be chock full of key players from private industry and government alike. We'll be discussing the initiatives needed to ensure that our online systems continue to be secure and trustworthy in the landscape of constantly evolving threats. I'm fortunate enough to be moderating a panel on Thursday. If you're attending the forum, please come to my panel and ask a question or two. If you're not registered yet, better do it soon. There are still a few seats left, but don't waste time.

The next week we'll be exhibiting at Search Marketing Expo in New York City. Our...

Tim Callan | 23 Aug 2010 | 1 comment

That's right, you're reading my 400th post. With few exceptions I don't tend to get introspective about this blog on this blog, so I'll keep this entry short and sweet.

I wrote my first post on March 25, 2006, which means that I wrote one post approximately every four days. And while I always get a lot of attention for my SSL poetry, I see that I've only actually published SSL poems on four occasions, an average of one every 394 days. I'll try to be better about that.