SSL News

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.

Do I Need An SSL Certificate For My Website?

March 6, 2010

You’ve probably heard of 128-bit encryption, or seen the green address bar of an EV SSL certificate, and now you’re wondering “Do I need an SSL certificate on my site?”

Cheap SSL Providers (Who is the cheapest SSL Provider?)

January 23, 2010

Looking for a cheap SSL provider? Using our database of certificates from the major SSL providers, we have calculated the average cost per certificate.

How to Render SSL Useless

January 14, 2010

Today, Ivan Ristic gave an interesting presentation at OWASP London entitled "How to Render SSL Useless" including the Top 11 SSL deployment mistakes that render SSL useless.