Safari now supports EV SSL certificates
Apple has quietly released Safari 3.2 which adds support for EV SSL certificates. This addresses a big security concern for many including PayPal's Chief Information Security Officer, Michael Barrett who previously made this comment because of Safari's lack of EV SSL support:
Apple, unfortunately, is lagging behind what they need to do, to protect their customers. Our recommendation at this point, to our customers, is use Internet Explorer 7 or 8 when it comes out, or Firefox 2 or Firefox 3, or indeed Opera.
The new support for EV SSL certificates should help in fighting phishing attacks. Whenever a user visits a site using a supported EV SSL certificate they will see the name of the company in green in the top right corner of the browser.
Originally posted on Sun Nov 16, 2008