SSL News

Public SSL Server Database Released

July 26, 2009

A new tool, the Public SSL Server Database, has been released by SSL Labs that will check a website to determine if an SSL certificate is correctly installed and configured to accept secure ciphers.

SSL Certificates in Firefox 3.5

July 1, 2009

Firefox 3.5 was just released and it offers a few changes to the way that SSL is handles. It also appears that certain EV certificates are not displayed as EV certificates (they only show the normal blue bar rather than the green bar).

Research Reveals 88 Percent of American Web Users Unable to Spot Phishing Sites

June 21, 2009

A YouGov survey commissioned by VeriSign, Inc. has revealed that 88 percent of Web users in the United States are at risk from online fraud because they can't identify the different forms of phishing currently happening online.

Go Green for Less...Entrust EV SSL Certificates Now Available for Price of Regular SSL Certificates

June 14, 2009

Entrust, Inc., is offering EV SSL certificates for the same low price of regular Entrust SSL certificates.

Pretty-Bad-Proxy Browser Vulnerabilities (mostly) Fixed

May 24, 2009

Microsoft researchers and others at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy released information about serious web browser vulnerabilities when using a proxy. Because the findings weren't released publicly until, they have nearly all been fixed.

GlobalSign Announces Support for Transparent SSL Certificate Lifecycle Management at Microsoft TechEd 2009

May 15, 2009

Following a collaboration with the Microsoft public key infrastructure (PKI) team responsible for digital certificate services in the upcoming Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 products, GlobalSign was able to demonstrate a fully operational WS-Trust (Web Services Trust) implementation at yesterday’s Microsoft TechEd North America 2009 conference in Los Angeles.

VeriSign Helps Minimize Downtime and Lost Business With New Certificate Discovery Module

April 26, 2009

New Certificate Discovery Module for VeriSign's Managed PKI for SSL Services Enables Real-Time Tracking of All SSL Certificates in Complex Business Environments

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April 14, 2009

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SSL Certificate Compatibility - What web browsers are compatible with your SSL certificate?

March 29, 2009

SSL certificate compatibility is an important factor to consider when you are deciding on an SSL certificate provider. SSL compatibility is determined by the number of browsers that automatically include the root certificate that your certificate links up to. Find out how compatible your SSL certificate is.

Leading Security Experts to Unveil New Attacks Against EV-SSL During CanSecWest Presentation

March 22, 2009

Two security researchers Mike Zusman, and Alexander Sotirov have discussed possible attacks involving EV SSL Certificates at the tenth annual CanSecWest conference. Details are sparse but more will be released soon.