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Tim Callan | 16 Sep 2007 | 0 comments

I just stumbled across this interview from August. Microsoft product manager Markellos Diorinos discusses EV SSL at Microsoft's Tech-Ed 2007 conference.

Tim Callan | 10 Sep 2007 | 0 comments

In the spirit of continued worldwide adoption of EV SSL, today we put out a press release announcing EV deployment by E*TRADE Australia.

Tim Callan | 07 Sep 2007 | 0 comments

HSBC, a world leader in banking and Earth's third largest company, has deployed EV SSL Certificates on its FirstDirect online bank. HSBC joins a trend of banking and financial sites that have chosen Extended Validation SSL Certificates from VeriSign to fight phishing and maximize confidence among their online customers.

Tim Callan | 28 Aug 2007 | 1 comment

With the rush for sites to deploy their EV SSL Certificates and get the green address bar, I'm running out of ways to say, "Hey, such-and-such an important site has put up EV." Deploys, goes live with, goes green, I've done them all.

In this case we're going with has, and the Web property is Hotmail. Hotmail, of course, is a Microsoft property and therefore part of the Windows Live/MSN family of sites. And the EV provider Microsoft has chosen to go with is VeriSign.

Tim Callan | 25 Aug 2007 | 0 comments

Regular readers of The SSL Blog will remember that was the first site apart from VeriSign to implement EV SSL Certificates. You will also remember that DebtHelp measured the results of deploying EV and determined that the green bars had raised conversions by 11% with a 16,000% ROI.

We have now published a full case study on DebtHelp's experience with EV SSL. Be sure to check it out...

Tim Callan | 17 Aug 2007 | 0 comments

I never got around to blogging this post, but it deserves mention. Apologies for that. Been a little busy.

You may know there's an idea to create a new TLD called .bank. The idea is that it would only be available to banks, making phishing more difficult. In my opinion it's a miniscule incremental improvement (among other problems, major banks aren't going to stop doing business on their old TLDs for many years, if ever, and consumers aren't going to stop trusting these TLDs for the same amount of time). eWeek editor Larry Seltzer rightly points out that if you're going to put indications of trustworthiness into the browser, a nice green bar and an EV SSL Certificate are probably the way to go.

Tim Callan | 13 Aug 2007 | 0 comments

Excuse the newspaper-headline-style pun, but I'm running out of ways to say, "Such and such a humongo site has put EV live." In this case you may already know that online travel leaders such as Travelocity and Opodo along with others like Alaska Airlines have already gone live with EV SSL Certificates.

And you may remember that...

Tim Callan | 03 Aug 2007 | 0 comments

The deployments of Extended Validation SSL are fast and furious now. I'll try to make some time in the next few days to write up a bunch of the new names that have put up EV SSL Certificates. Today I'd like to highlight Blue Cross for the province of Alberta. As I mentioned in my last post, EV is a worldwide phenomenon, and you will notice that this site is an example of that. However, I'm more intereted in the fact that Blue Cross is not a bank or e-commerce site, which describes the earliest adopters of Extended Validation. In this case it's a leading health care site. Health care information is highly confidential, and people take great care to keep it that way. Health care sites are also obvious targets for phishing attacks aimed at the personally identifiable...

Tim Callan | 01 Aug 2007 | 0 comments

I've mentioned in the past that Firefox is moving forward on incorporating support for EV SSL into its next release. Firefox security interface designer Johnathan Nightingale has written a decent amount about his ideas for the Firefox 3 security interface, of which EV is an important piece. You can wander around his blog (as linked above) and find many things to read about usability and interface design. I'll point out a few of them here.

Johnathan's slide deck for his recent presentation at the OSCON open source summit.