The surge in the number of data breaches and recent security bugs such as Heartbleed has generated strong interest in digital certificates and technologies, including SSL and PKI.
As the world becomes more dependent, and some might say blindly so, on digital certificates itís only natural that attackers will seek to circumvent this trust.
Extended Validation SSL delivers the acknowledged industry standard for the highest level of online identity assurance processes for SSL certificate issuance.
As the backbone of web security, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology is a must for securing sensitive data passing over the Internet -- whether that's e-commerce traffic, remote access to internal servers, or other secure communications.
A group of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and Facebook has managed to get a concrete sense of just how prevalent SSL man-in-the-middle attacks using forged SSL certificates are in the wild.