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Is XSS more harmful with Extended Validation certificates?

March 6, 2008

With the threat of new cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, some are wondering whether EV SSL certificates do more damage than good.

VeriSign introduces the 'Cart Whisperer'

March 3, 2008

Who is the "Cart Whisperer"? What is a "Cart Whisperer"? Let's just say, shopping carts have a new friend who is here to make sure they aren't abandoned.

Firefox 3 Beta 3 Introduces Support for EV Certificates

February 24, 2008

Firefox 3 Beta 3 was recently released. Among many other features, it introduces support for EV Certificates.

EV Certificates and Web 2.0 Security

February 24, 2008

Computer Weekly analyzes Web 2.0 security and how EV certificates deter phishing.

Prehistoric Phishing

February 17, 2008

Tim Callan recount the parallels between the type of phishing that occurred before the internet (social engineering over the phone, etc...) and today's current phishing.

EV SSL Press Releases

February 17, 2008

Now that EV SSL Certificates are over a year old, many certificate authorities are releasing press releases, anxious to increase EV Certificate Sales.

Happy Birthday EV SSL Certificates!

February 17, 2008

Extended Validation SSL certificates are now a year old. They are experiencing constant growth and now make up 0.5% of valid commercial SSL certificates.

Italian Bank's XSS Opportunity Seized by Fraudsters

February 10, 2008

A very convincing phishing attack used a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability on an Italian Bank's own website to attempt to steal customers' bank account details.

SSL doesn't protect Google Mail?

February 3, 2008

A abnormality in the way that Gmail handles logins means that, even when using SSL, your account could be vulnerable.

Internet Explorer to autoupdate to IE7

January 27, 2008

Microsoft has released an announcement that Internet Explorer 6 will be automatically updated to Internet Explorer 7 through Windows Update. This is great news for sites with EV SSL Certificates.