Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Chrome Gives Thousands Of EV SSL Certificates Wrong Again

Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificates, the browser address bar green color users should provide more security when visiting an HTTPS site, but thousands of these certificates are not displayed correctly in Google Chrome. Reported Internet company Netcraft.

EV SSL Certificates serve as regular SSL certificates as well as identification of the website and encrypt the traffic between web site and visitors. Unlike normal SSL certificates they issued after a rigorous control and are more expensive. However, Google requires that contain EV SSL Certificates "Certificate Transparency 'information.

Certificate Transparency is a framework developed by Google for monitoring of SSL certificates in real time. This makes it possible to discover SSL certificates issued in error, or are secured via a burglary at a Certificate Authority. Many Certificate Authorities, however, sell EV SSL certificates without this information, making them appear in Google Chrome as a normal SSL certificate.

According to Netcraft involves more than 10,000 EV SSL certificates, or 5% of all EV SSL certificates issued. For websites a costly miss. A normal SSL certificate is already available for $ 10 per year, while an EV SSL certificate can cost $ 1,000 per year.

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