Last month, more people chose GlobalSign compared to any other SSL provider, the latest Netcraft survey results have revealed.
With over 2000 SSL certificates issued during the month of February, GlobalSign continues to grow.
The United States Computer Readiness Team (US-CERT) and the SANS Institute have issued warnings about phishing attacks following the recent Japan disaster.
Fake sites are being set up and phishing emails sent out to drive people to the sites to make donations to supposedly help victims of the quake.
Each month an increasing number of us are beginning to spend more than time on Facebook. We’re starting to part with our cash too. And world-leader in online Trust, VeriSign, is helping to protect customers in Facebook’s online shops.
Senator Charles Schumer has asked Amazon, Twitter and Yahoo to tighten their security measures by deploying SSL encryption to their sites.
Data leak prevention experts, Cryptzone, predict phishing will rise this year, and the cricket world cup seems to be the perfect bait.
Cricket fans are being lured to fake sites by emails that promise special packages such as champagne brunches at the world cup’s grand finale. Once there, they’re asked for credit card details. Personal information is also requested, which one IT expert said would be “further used by cyber criminals leading to financial losses to the victim.”
Security solutions company, Websense, this week found malware injected into the BBC’s 6 Music and 1Xtra radio streaming sites.
ABI research reports that, last year, smartphone app downloads topped 6 million.
This growing market is also a growing concern in terms of security threats. Mobile apps can be tampered with and malicious code inserted. And it’s not just users whose security is jeopardized. Entire networks could suffer.
New business site, Business Insider, recently focussed on the VeriSign site seal – and whether it can make a difference to small businesses, which sometimes have trouble creating confidence during the checkout procedure.
‘Yes’ it concluded. With features like the new VeriSign seal-in-search, that can actually bring new customers on board, the VeriSign site seal is definitely worth a try for small and large businesses alike.
Facebook has finally granted its users SSL security for their entire sessions. Previously, users were only secured during login.
VeriSign CEO, Mark McLaughlin, will join President Barack Obama’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.
In tests, dozens of sites across the globe have boosted their transactions after switching to VeriSign EV SSL certificates. Uplifts range from 5% right up to online proofreading company Papercheck’s 87% increase in registrations.
VeriSign has helped boost sales conversion rates for online pharmacy canadadrugs.com.
After purchasing an Extended Validation certificate from VeriSign – the world leader in online trust – canadadrugs.com reported conversions were 33.6% higher from customers who saw the site's EV certificate, which turns browser address bars green.
This holiday – and shopping – season, the busiest websites will be secured by GeoTrust.
According to the latest Alexa Netcraft Index, the monthly measure of SSL certificates on the most visited domains, GeoTrust came out on top with 35,311 unique domains. VeriSign was second with 30,115, and Go Daddy came in behind with 27,171.
Now, unencrypted websites accessed via wifi connections are leaving their users exposed, thanks to Firesheep – a new extension of Firefox.
Firesheep collects users’ login information and saves it in a Firefox browser. Accounts can be taken over by simply clicking on them. Hijacking account information has never been easier.
A recently published 2009 survey by McAfee and Harris Interactive, found that 63% of adults wouldn’t shop on a site that doesn’t display a sign of trust, like a site seal or a security policy.
And nearly half of the 516 adults that took part in the survey said they had terminated an order or abandoned their shopping carts because of security fears.
Facebook and Twitter failed a recent security review by security think tank 'Digital Society' because they 'don't use complete SSL authentication'.
This holiday season, Microsoft is urging Americans to shop safely online, with its ‘Cyber Monday security shopping tips’. Cyber Monday (11/29/10) is the Monday following Thanksgiving – and one of the busiest online shopping days of the year.
As well as installing antivirus and antispyware, and choosing strong passwords, Microsoft also asks consumers to check sites are protected withSSL encryption.
Hotmail recently went from a ‘http’ to a ‘https’ site, giving its worldwide users better protection.
Previously, personal data was unencrypted after login, leaving Hotmail users open to hackers. Now, data is encrypted for entire sessions, thanks to the site's new SSL certificate.
Displayed on more than 100,000 websites, the VeriSign site seal is by far and away the number one seal of trust on the internet. And global software company, Symantec, have reaped the rewards of choosing VeriSign as their SSL provider, with over half a billion views in one day.