Tag Archives: dv

Understanding SSL

August 7, 2012 by Bruce Morton     No Comments

Just thought I would let you know about a podcast called Sophos Techknow – Understanding SSL. Hopefully there won’t be much new for the regular readers of this blog, but the information may be valuable for those new to the SSL industry. I did want to make note of a few things. The podcasters discuss [Read More...]

All SSL and Digital Certificates Are the Same, Right? Wrong

May 21, 2012 by Dave Rockvam     No Comments

If all digital certificates are the same, why choose anything but the basic certificate? Because all certificates are not the same. Currently, there are three classes of digital certificates as recognized by the CA/Browser Forum: Domain Validated (DV), Organization Validated (OV) and Extended Validated (EV). There is a common misconception that the only difference in [Read More...]

Filed Under: EV SSL, SSL Tagged With: Computer security, dv, EV

SSL domain authentication needs improvement

January 27, 2012 by Jon Callas     2 Comments

Should we really be taking the domain owner’s word for it? Blogmaster Note: This was originally posted on January 27,  2012 to ComputerWorld UK’s Security Spotlight Blog. In her Dark Reading article, “Is SSL Cert Holder ID Verification a Joke?“, Ericka Chickowski discusses if certificate authorities do enough identity checking for Domain Validated (DV) certificates. I [Read More...]

Filed Under: General Tagged With: dv, Ericka Chickowski, EV SSL