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AllenKelly | 01 Sep 2011 | 0 comments

On August 17th eWeek ran an article that described how improper SSL implementations can leave websites vulnerable to various cyber attacks.  While this story is spot-on, what is equally important to consider is the proper management of SSL Certificates. The mismanagement of SSL Certificates can lead to financial loss and lack of credibility for your organization.

One particular challenge that enterprises face can be having hundreds of SSL Certificates and no proper SSL Certificate management tool. The status of each certificate is usually tracked manually on a spreadsheet or through some other manual mechanism.  Manual mechanisms are prone to human error, and what’s more, data is difficult to track when IT personnel changes.  In addition, it isn’t unheard of for an SSL Certificate to expire in the middle of the...

FranRosch | 31 Aug 2011 | 0 comments

The Internet is buzzing with news of a recently compromised Certificate Authority (CA), DigiNotar, owned by VASCO Data Security International, Inc., possibly compromising a large number of consumers.

In July of this year an internal audit discovered an intrusion within DigiNotar’s CA infrastructure indicating compromise of their cryptographic keys. The breach of these keys resulted in the fraudulent issuance of public key certificates to a several dozen domains including the domain Google.com. Shortly after the incident DigiNotar revoked all of the certificates in question, conducted an additional external security audit and then attempted to revoke outstanding certificates that were affected. As of July 19th, DigiNotar believed all fraudulent certificates were taken out of circulation by revocation.

Unfortunately this week it was found that there were still instances of fraudulent certificates still in circulation. On August 28, 2011 a false DigiNotar wildcard...

Bob Angus | 17 Dec 2009 | 0 comments

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Many deal-seekers are shopping online for last-minute holiday travel deals right now. If you are an online travel providers (or any ecommerce site offering ship it now specials), you need to make sure that you are maximizing your conversions by giving visitors assurance that their private information and credit card info is secure.

How? The best way to build trust, increase transactions and standout from the competition is to use extended validation SSL. VeriSign has several case studies with travel sites, like...

Bob Angus | 15 Dec 2009 | 2 comments

The E-Commerce Times just posted an informative article about differences in SSL and how online shoppers recognize trust marks. SSL Certificates: Safety, Nuisance, or Both? by Mike Pearson.

The discussion centers around the fact that consumers are now expect to see trust marks like the VeriSign Secured Seal or other security indicators like the padlock, https and the green address bar. But how easy is it for the bad guys to spoof those? Fortunately, it is not easy, especially for the most trusted brands like VeriSign.

VeriSign SSL blogger and VP Tim Callan was quoted in the piece. He reminds ecommerce merchants of the extra safety measures that VeriSign takes in protecting the value of the VeriSign Secured Seal by enforcing against spoofs. Additionally, the basic differences of SSL...

Bob Angus | 11 Feb 2009 | 0 comments

Valentine's Day represents one of the big shopping periods of the year. Even though the current economy is trying to block Cupid's arrow, online shoppers are still expressing their love this week. The National Retail Federation estimates that $14.7 billion will be spent on Valentine's gifts and merchandise in 2009, which is down 1% from last year. That still translates to approximately $102 per consumer... not a complete heartbreaker.

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Here at VeriSign, we also see that online retailers are taking steps to...

Bob Angus | 16 Sep 2008 | 0 comments

Here at the shop.org Annual Summit, VeriSign and Ratepoint just announced an incredibly easy way for online businesses to boost the confidence of their customers. How? We are bundling Ratepoint's customer feedback platform as a value add option when you are buying your EV SSL certificates. It's a great 1-2 combo to address the multiple ways that online shoppers think about trust.

Check out the press release on CNN Money. See... there actually is some happy news in the Money section today!