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.
In the wake of the recent discoveries of the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug and the SSL "gotofail" bug, Mozilla has announced a new and topical bug bounty program: it offers $10,000 to any researcher that discovers and responsibly reports critical security flaws in a new certificate verification library that will soon be implemented in the company's products.
SSL Certificates serve as the security backbone of the internet, securing billions of interactions annually.