SSL News

Symantec Completes Acquisition of VeriSign’s Security Business

August 11, 2010

Symantec Corp. today announced it has completed its acquisition of VeriSign’s identity and authentication business, which includes the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Code Signing Certificate Services, the Managed Public Key Infrastructure (MPKI) Services, the VeriSign Trust Seal, the VeriSign Identity Protection (VIP) Authentication Service and the VIP Fraud Detection Service (FDS). The acquisition agreement between Symantec and VeriSign also included a majority stake in VeriSign Japan and was announced on May 19, 2010.

DEFCON Presentation: The EFF SSL Observatory

August 7, 2010

The Electronic Frontier Foundation recently gave a presentation about vulnerabilities in the public SSL landscape. It covered topics such as weak keys, and trust issues with subordinate CAs.

Venafi Encryption Director Applauded for Encryption Policy Management by SC Magazine

August 3, 2010

Venafi, Inc., the leading provider of automated encryption management solutions—including certificate management and enterprise key lifecycle management—was recently acknowledged for its industry leadership in Policy Management by SC Magazine.

VeriSign to Sell Authentication Services Business to Symantec for $1.28 Billion

May 20, 2010

VeriSign, Inc. today announced a definitive agreement to sell its Authentication Services business to Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) for approximately $1.28 billion in cash.

SSL For Newbs

April 17, 2010

What is SSL? Learn what every web developer should know about SSL and SSL certificates.

VeriSign Exceeds 2 Billion Certificate Checks in a Single Day

April 15, 2010

VeriSign exceeds 2 billion certificate checks in a single day. The milestone, which was reached on Monday, April 12, represents an average of 23,000 online validations a second.

How to set up OpenSSH on Windows

April 3, 2010

Quick instructions for setting up OpenSSH on Windows

Is it "trivially easy" to get a cert for a domain you don't own?

April 1, 2010

Betanews just published a story about a security researcher who claims that it is "trivially easy" to get an SSL certificate for a domain you don't own, thereby claiming that certificate authorities are useless. Is this true?

Certified Hype: Government Interception Attacks Against SSL

March 26, 2010

Two researchers, Christopher Soghoian and Sid Stamm, recently released a paper explaining the possibility of a government interception attack against. While insightful in some ways, it is mostly sensationalist hype that shouldn't cause any alarm.

Explanation from HSBC on why they use EV certificates

March 9, 2010

Watch the HSBC video and see how HSBC increases security and consumer confidence with VeriSign Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates. With more than 80 million customers worldwide accessing 2,000 HSBC Web sites and a rapidly growing demand on internet banking services, there is a constant focus on accessibility, usability and deliverability. That's why HSBC chose VeriSign as its EV SSL security provider.