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Tim Callan | 09 Jul 2010 | 0 comments

VeriSign recently got back the results of some extremely interesting research. We commissioned a third party to compare the Netcraft SSL list to the Alexa 1 Million, which is Alexa's list of the one million most visited domains in the world. This research compared the number of domains using various brands of SSL and determined that GeoTrust is chosen by more of the world's million largest domains than any other SSL brand.

I recently wrote about the quick and dirty look that security blogger Nasko did at certificate market share while...

Tim Callan | 05 Jul 2010 | 0 comments

Greetings from down under. I'm here to give a presentation at the Online Retailer conference and expo, which is Australia's largest trade show focused on the online retail segment. My focus is web site malware distribution and the drive-by download. This sophisticated new attack blends several techniques to deliver malware using honest, legitimate online businesses as its distribution channel.

Here's how it works.

It all starts with malware. Malware is short for malicious software, and the moniker stands for any piece of software that you might find installed in your system without your knowledge and consent and that is there to promote an hidden agenda on behalf of the party that controls that malware, even if it hurts you in the process. The two most common forms of malware are the keylogger and the botnet. Keyloggers are pieces of spy software that record everything you do...

Tim Callan | 01 Jul 2010 | 1 comment

One of the features we offer with VeriSign SSL Certificates is what we call Seal-in-Search. Simply explained, VeriSign has forged relationships with outside parties that in some way interact with consumers as they're finding the sites to visit or do business with. Each of these parties displays a version of the VeriSign seal in its interface next to its listings for the sites that are secured with VeriSign SSL Certificates and/or the VeriSign Trust Seal.

Today we have high profile relationships in two categories. The first is comparison shopping sites. VeriSign seals display alongside their sites in TheFind and...

Tim Callan | 23 Jun 2010 | 0 comments

Here is a detailed story from Steve Ragan at The Tech Herald with detail and commentary on yesterday's accusatory press release from Comodo.

Tim Callan | 22 Jun 2010 | 11 comments

Today we saw some news stories about supposed vulnerabilities in VeriSign's enterprise SSL Certificate requesting process. These stories are based on a press release and outside press briefings from Comodo claiming to have found a "major security vulnerability" in VeriSign's SSL offering. These stories are incorrect. I have written this FAQ to clear up the misinformation that's floating around right now.

Q. Are there actually major security vulnerabilities in VeriSign SSL products that were revealed to the public by Comodo today?
A. No.

Q. What are the claimed vulnerabilities that Comodo announced?
A. Many large enterprises use a workflow whereby individuals within the organization can request SSL Certificates for the projects they're working on. Requests from these pages go to administrators, who then evaluate whether or not to issue the certificates. Comodo...

Bob Angus | 18 Jun 2010 | 0 comments

Father's Day and graduations are right around the corner; it's time to
start looking for those special gifts to express your gratitude. and build customer loyalty and trust by displaying the VeriSign Trust Seal.

As the nation honors 67.8 million fathers and more than 6.5 million high school, college and professional school graduates, loved ones from coast to coast will go online to find and purchase gifts for the dads and grads in their lives. In fact, online sales for Father's Day look very solid. Check out the stats being reported in...

Tim Callan | 18 Jun 2010 | 3 comments

Since the recent announcement of Symantec's intention to acquire the VeriSign Authentication business, we've caught wind of some odd and unsubstantiated rumors. I'd like to take this occasion to clear up a few of the wilder ones.

Rumor: After the acquisition there will be no more VeriSign SSL Certificates issued.
Reply: Does anybody really believe that? Would Symantec pay $1.3 billion for a business in order to immediately and unceremoniously shut it down? Seems mighty unlikely to me. And yes, Symantec will have the right to continue doing business on legacy VeriSign products for some years so that we can achieve a smooth transition.

Rumor: The familiar check mark will disappear from...

Bob Angus | 17 Jun 2010 | 0 comments

Chicago was hopping last week. Congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks for winning the 2010 Stanley Cup. And huge congratulations to Internet Retailer and Yahoo! for putting on fantastic events for online retailers!!!!

Pictures are worth a thousand words...

Check out my Flickr photostream from both IRCE 2010 and the Yahoo! Merchant Summit. Here are some of my favorites:

Mike Roebuck of All Web
Promotion wins the VeriSign
Kindle at Yahoo! Merchant Summit

Yahoo Merchant Summit Kindle Winner.jpg

Yes. We juggled knives, pitched VeriSign Trust Seal......

Tim Callan | 10 Jun 2010 | 0 comments

It's been a while since we had SSL poetry.

Moving west quite a bit from Japan and its haiku all the way to the land of Eire, we have the limerick. In this case an EV SSL limerick, of course.

There once was a man from IT,
Whose customers often would flee,
for their safety concerned.
So his company earned
their trust by deploying EV.

Tim Callan | 09 Jun 2010 | 1 comment

Hi folks,

Sorry for the blogging delay. I was on vacation and also rather busy with the announced acquisition of VeriSign's SSL business by Symantec.

Anyway, in a recent post about increased attention to sensitive information offered outside SSL protection, I referenced Google's announced intention to offer SSL on Gmail content. Apparently Google has bigger plans in mind than just that, as exemplified by last week's decision to offer Google search under SSL as well. Google isn't the first engine to offer SSL-protected search, but with its hugely dominant market share, Google has much greater potential...