• Understanding SSL

    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 650 CAs in the SSL

        in EV SSL, Secure Browsing, SSL
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  • All SSL and Digital Certificates Are the Same, Right? Wrong

    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 these certificates types is cost.

        in EV SSL, SSL
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  • SSL domain authentication needs improvement

    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 am myself perhaps notorious for

        in General
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