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Tim Callan | 23 Aug 2006 | 0 comments

I'm a big fan of Stephen Colbert. We're fortunate that the Colbert Report gave us this segment on how to protect yourself online. Enjoy.

Tim Callan | 21 Aug 2006 | 0 comments

The estimated number of views of the VeriSign Secured Seal has exceeded 80 million per day. That averages over 29 billion views of the VeriSign Secured Seal per year. If we want to say there are 500 million active Internet users in the world, that averages almost 60 views per active user per year, or about five seals viewed per month. Each.

Tim Callan | 17 Aug 2006 | 0 comments

I wrote not too long ago about a very interesting paper published by faculty of Harvard and UC Berkeley on "Why phishing works." I just discovered this interview with one of the authors. It provides a good capsule summary of the research and goes into some more detail on certain points.

Tim Callan | 15 Aug 2006 | 0 comments

If you missed the very well attended Web seminar on High Assurance SSL, we archived it for you. Now I have a more direct link to the seminar so you don't have to go through all the steps I originally laid out. You can get directly to the High Assurance SSL Certificates seminar as well as a bunch of other VeriSign seminars. At the time of posting mine is about five down on the list. After the seminar you'll want to read the follow-up questions on High Assurance SSL. These links are especially useful if you have a co-worker, let's say, who missed the seminar. Now you can send the link and that co-worker can get the straight story on the big, new developments in...

Tim Callan | 13 Aug 2006 | 0 comments

As one of VeriSign's representatives to the CA/Browser Forum - the body that is putting together the details of the new High Assurance SSL standard - I have had opportunity to think about success criteria for a widespread anti-phishing measure. I have come up with four criteria.

Tim Callan | 02 Aug 2006 | 0 comments

In April of this year faculty from Harvard and UC Berkeley released a research paper titled "Why Phishing Works." The researchers showed panelists a series of pages from Web sites that would be considered likely phishing targets. Some of these pages were the real thing from the actual sites, and some of them were fraud sites taken from actual recent phishing attacks.

Tim Callan | 01 Aug 2006 | 0 comments

Microsoft recently announced that they would push an update from IE6 to IE7 using the Automatic Updates feature in Windows XP. Users will have to allow the installation to take place, but I believe most of them will.

Why do I bring this up? It's going to result in much faster adoption of IE7 than most of us originally had anticipated. Considering that I've been expecting adoption to be quite rapid, that's saying something. This update has the potential to push many tens of millions of IE7 browsers into the market literally overnight.

Tim Callan | 25 Jul 2006 | 0 comments

I got some good questions from last week's High Assurance SSL Web seminar. I'll repeat some of the best ones and my replies here.

Tim Callan | 24 Jul 2006 | 0 comments

Last week I gave my Web seminar for High Assurance SSL Certificates. We had an outstanding 780 attendees on the seminar, with a great deal of feedback as well as real-time polls and their results. The recording is available for listening at the link above.

Tim Callan | 17 Jul 2006 | 0 comments

Here's a great one that just went up on the VeriSign site the other day. European online travel giant Opodo recently measured the effectiveness of the VeriSign Secured Seal in increasing sales. Opodo sent traffic to the exact same set of Web pages except that one batch of site visitors saw a page with the VeriSign Secured Seal present and one did not. Sales on the pages with the seal were 10% higher than on those without. You can read the full case study on how Opodo uses VeriSign SSL to increase online commerce transactions here.