SSL News

Flagstar Bank Increases Signups by 10% Using EV SSL Certificates

November 2, 2008

VeriSign has issued a press release reporting that Flagstar Bank has seem impressive results from using an EV SSL Certificate on their website.

The Risks In Wildcard Certificates

October 19, 2008

Larry Seltzer has written a short article on the risks in using Wildcard certificates that focuses primarily on VeriSign's reasoning. It is important to understand the risks you are taking but in most situations they are minimal and allow you to save hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. And every dollar counts these days.

Trade names in Extended Validation SSL Certificates

October 19, 2008

VeriSign's Tim Callan has posted short article on how trade names are included in an EV SSL Certificate.

How to Disable SSL 2.0 and SSL 3.0 in IIS 7

October 19, 2008

Windows Server 2008 using IIS 7 allows SSL 2.0 and SSL 3.0 by default. This must be changed for PCI compliance. Learn how to do it here.

All SSL News

October 12, 2008

A collection of all the external SSL news article.

Phishing with EV SSL Certificates

September 28, 2008

A new phishing email claims to let bank customers upgrade their account to EV SSL. Don't fall for it!

View SSL Cipher details using CipherFox

September 21, 2008

A new Firefox plug-in allows you to view the specific SSL cipher that is being used to encrypt your connection to a web site.

EV SSL Case Studies

September 21, 2008

VeriSign has compiled a list of case studies showing how EV SSL has helped various sites. If you need help convincing your superiors to switch to EV SSL, these may be the ticket.

SSL Certificates in Google Chrome

September 7, 2008

Google's new web browser, Chrome, has sparked a lot of discussion and interest in many of its new features. Though still in beta, it handles many things much better than all other current browsers. But how does it handle SSL certificates? Does it give the appropriate error messages and user interface notifications? That is what we are going to investigate.

Perspectives: Extension to change how Firefox handles SSL Certificates

September 1, 2008

There has been plenty of debate lately about how Firefox handles self-signed SSL Certificates. Instead of just whining about it, some researchers at Carnegie Mellon have released a Firefox extension that changes how it handles SSL Certificates.