Chris Bailey, VP Strategy & Business Development, and Kirk Hall, Director of Policy & Compliance
The move to requiring encryption on all websites is picking up speed, with browsers starting to show UI warnings for unencrypted websites. Roughly 60% of internet page loads already "https", and the number of sites switching to encryption grows every month. This trend is helped by the availability of anonymous, free Domain Validated (DV) SSL certificates from several Certification Authorities (CAs), which include no identity information about the website owner.
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While increased encryption is good for connection security and combating “man-in-the-middle” (MITM) attacks, many phishing and malware fraudsters are using DV certificates to imitate login pages for top sites such as PayPal.com, banking sites, etc. and steal user information. Unfortunately, these fake DV login pages receive a favorable green padlock “Secure” security indicator in the Chrome UI, causing some users to believe Chrome is vouching for the phishing website as safe or trustworthy.
Join Entrust Datacard's Chris Bailey and Kirk Hall as they discuss:
• The difference between DV, OV, and EV
• The issues with current browser UIs to do with certificate information
• A proposed new UI security indicator to help users and enhance security