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Tim Callan | 18 Nov 2007 | 2 comments

Over the past year and a half, I've created close to 200 entries for The SSL Blog. None has garnered more feedback than my SSL haiku. I'm not sure what to conclude from that, but I do know a good thing when I see one. So to please the people, I am proud to debut a second SSL haiku. And what topic is more appropriate for the second ever SSL haiku than Extended Validation SSL?

EV SSL
Fights phishing powerfully
Green bar in IE

Tim Callan | 06 Nov 2007 | 0 comments

In light of Ron Paul's massive fundraising day yesterday ($3.8 million raised online in a single day) one security blogger has brought up the question of phishing attacks against Web-based political fundraising. In his Threat Chaos blog Richard Stiennon asks the question,

But how many of those 35,000 donors checked the URL carefully before providing their credit card information as well as the name of their employer? Was it a phishing site they were visiting?

Richard is exactly right to be asking this question. As I have pointed out in the past, phishing attacks a great deal more than simply banks. Why are they not attacking online political parties? They probably are. And if they aren't, it's only a matter of time until they do.

Tim Callan | 29 Oct 2007 | 0 comments

I just got dinged by Network World for spending too much time on press releases and customer adoption of EV SSL (more on this topic in a future post), so at the risk of exacerbating the problem, here's an announcement we just put out about adoption of Extended Validation in Canada.

Tim Callan | 19 Oct 2007 | 0 comments

Now when you send money with Western Union, you can look for the green EV SSL address bar to know you're on the real site.

Tim Callan | 14 Oct 2007 | 0 comments

The leaders in online security continue adoption. This time it's investment giant Vanguard, which has deployed Extended Validation SSL from VeriSign.

Tim Callan | 10 Oct 2007 | 0 comments

A recent blog entry by computer journalist Tim Anderson details a security hole in popular British train ticketing site TheTrainLine.com. Tim does a good job of describing the security flaw in which TheTrainLine will sometimes redirect online purchasers to a non-https-protected page and ask for credit card information. Tim also references the difference between security indicators that are inside the chrome of the browser (in this case the green address bar of Extended Validation SSL) and a graphic that is simply placed inside the HTML portion of the...

Tim Callan | 30 Sep 2007 | 0 comments

A few weeks ago I told you that Hotmail has EV. Now Extended Validation SSL is protecting all Windows Live ID logins, including Hotmail, OneCare, Spaces, and SkyDrive. A good...

Tim Callan | 26 Sep 2007 | 0 comments

French online electronics retailer fnac is the latest in leading e-commerce sites to show off its green security in order to secure more green. Although they use the Euro, and Euros are not green, so I guess my pun doesn't work. What are you going to do?

Tim Callan | 21 Sep 2007 | 0 comments

This new article in PC World discusses how PayPal is defeating phishing. CISO Michael Barrett views Extended Validation SSL as a valuable addition to this effort.

Barrett said Paypal is also hopeful that tools, including browser-based visual cues that warn people about suspected phishing sites and so-called extended validation Web site digital certificates, will help end-users further discriminate between legitimate sites and phishing lures.

Tim Callan | 17 Sep 2007 | 0 comments

In the past I've blogged our demo aimed at site administrators. Now we've released a new EV SSL Flash demo for online consumers as well.