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Today, the lock icon in a user's browser window fundamentally means that their traffic with the website is encrypted and that a CA has identified the website and issued an SSL certificate to the person who owns that domain. Many trusted CAs, offer certifi...
High Assurance certificates are not yet available through any Certificate Authority (CA), but are expected to be available early 2007.
For over a year, SSL providers have been leading the effort to find new ways to help reduce phishing incidents and other forms of online fraud, and improve consumer confidence in online transactions. The result is that there will be a single standard for ...
The certificate will likely include strongly confirmed data about the organization, including: Company name Building number and street City or town County Country Postal code Telephone number Domain name E-mail address
The vetting process will be much more comprehensive than any CA's current vetting standards, which primarily rely on email and faxed information, database lookups and phone calls before issuing an SSL certificate. Key to the new High Assurance certific...
The new standard for verifying identities for High Assurance SSL certificates is expected to be finalized in the coming months. It is expected that the certificates will be available mid 2006, to correspond with the first launches of the new web browser r...
High Assurance certificates are ideal for any organisation that has a high-visibility, high-traffic web site that is likely to be phished, spoofed or the target of other forms of online fraud. Likely applicants will be online businesses such as financial ...
Today, there is no industry standard method to tell what level of background checking was performed for a given site before being issued an SSL certificate. Web users have been expected to understand the intricate and highly technical specifications of...