Web Security

CISPA CyberSecurity Bill Passes the House 288 to 127; Now to head to Senate

The House of Representatives have passed Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act on Thursday by a heavy margin of 288 to 127 after two days of intensive debate on whether the threat of “cyberattacks” was grave enough to justify the over-lingering privacy concerns. The bill which was moved  to the House  after a closed-door 18 to 2 vote, received  support from 92 Democrats and will now move to the Senate and then to the president Obama, whose advisers recently threatened a veto of the bill as it overrides the digital privacy of American Citizens. “In the case of Boston they were real bombs, in this case they’re digital bombs. And these digital bombs are on their way.”- said Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX), a vehement CISPA supporter to hard-press the need of pass...

Technical Features and Advantages of Secure Site Pro with EV SSL

As evident by the name, Secure Site Pro with EV SSL is one of the most advanced level of SSL security certificates. Because of the extensively rigorous levels of authentication process one has to go though to obtain it, a Secure Sire Pro with SSL certificate allows you to loudly and clearly state the legitimacy of your organization even to those who don’t understand web security. Nothing can be clearer that your browser approves of a site than the color green. This certification also allows you to present a dynamic trust seal on your site, presents your official business name in the address bar, and allows you to advertise to your customers that you are using the highest level encryption and business validation. This comforts web users, consciously and subconsciously, that not only they ar...

Frequently Asked Questions about EV SSL Certificates answered by RapidSSLonline

RapidSSLonline, an SSL security specialist, addresses some valuable questions and answers, which according to them are most frequently asked on the web. What is an EV SSL Certificate Security? EV SSL or Extended Validation SSL certificate is one of the most toughest and trusted SSL certificates, which is especially produced to protect wide level e-Business web servers and their users’ information, while it is being transferred between web browsers and servers. What type of validation does an EV SSL certificate contain? An EV SSL certificate issued  to any web organization contains complete Domain and Business Authentication details. What are some major advantages Extended Validation SSL certificate has when compared to a Standard SSL? One of the greatest advantages of obtaining an EV SSL c...

What is a Multi Domain EV SSL Certificate?

Maintaining a  high level of online trust and security in compliance with industry-wide security regulations can be a daunting task for organizations  as it requires timely updates to the IT security infrastructure which are sometimes very expensive. To keep a sense of trust and security intact in the minds of website visitors and at the same time keeping expenditure within manageable limits is thus a very herculian task. This is where a  Multi Domain EV SSL security certificate comes in.  Multi Domain EV SSL security certificateis a ‘best of both worlds’ product in a way that it provides stringent and tough authentication at par with  industry standard EV SSL (Extended Validation) certificate, and has the ability to package multiple domains , thereby effectively cutting down t...

How New Privacy Laws will Affect Digital Commerce: Legislation of Privacy- (Part 2)

In my last post, I discussed how many of the newer and upcoming laws regarding privacy in the United States can heavily effect your life, from how you buy insurance to which bits of personal information are gathered while you shop online, go to the bank, or talk on the phone. While the first post of this four part series dealt with the effect of these laws on your digital life;  this post, in particular, will focus on the effects of the same on Digital commerce. Much like your social activities, your consumer habits and activities are also subject to privacy violations, especially when they occur online or through a mobile device. The following are laws that seek to address a number of major issues related to consumer privacy rights. Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA)Pro...

How to Choose the Right and Best SSL Certificate Provider-10 Simple Tips

With the number of online scams and frauds multiplying day by day, the need for SSL certificates to validate the credibility of a website is on rise. And most of the eBusiness owners are well aware of this fact, taking proper steps to put forth their website as reliable and trustworthy by displaying trusted symbols of web security on their online eCommerce platforms. However, there is a major problem when it comes to picking the right SSL certificates provider. Most people, when looking for a SSL certificate provider, put their first foot forward with google, which is perfectly alright, but the problem arises when they search using terms like cheap, cheapest, less price, best price, discount, best deal and…you get the picture.  And here is the thing- a quality SSL certificate with the stro...

How New Privacy Laws will Affect Your Digital Life: Legislation of Privacy- (Part 1)

Technology is changing how we do everything, from connecting with friends to investigating our family history. While most of these changes are for the better, the reality is that many of these new technologies expose us to serious privacy risks, especially as legislation has struggled to keep up. Yet both here in the U.S. and around the world, that could soon change. There are numerous new and pending laws that are starting to seriously tackle the challenges posed by modern technology, helping close gaps in legislation and enforcement that open you up to online stalking, medical data breaches, and disclosure of your online data. Even if you don’t realize it, many of these laws can have a major impact on your life, from how you buy insurance to which bits of personal information are gathere...

What is a Code Signing Certificate and How Does it Work?

There is a common misconception that Security certificates are  just for Web servers. Many certificates, and code-signing certificates in particular can be useful in a plethora of fields; they can make your enterprise more secure, make your software more accepted, and even stop malware in its tracks. A Code Signing Certificate is a technology which includes the process of validation for publishers of software, content, code, and scripts based on a digital signature to authenticate their identities to web users. In addition to identifying the identity of the publisher, code signing also protects the code from being tampered with. How to get a Code Signing Certificate? Code Signing Certificates depend on a digital signature technology, which is issued by an internationally trusted third part...

Green Address Bar SSL- A Secret of Online Success

While SSL certificates are the current gold standard for online businesses and e-commerce websites, many people remain unaware that there are a number of different types of these certificates. In fact, there are a few different SSL certificates available to these online business sites, with the extended validation (EV) SSL certificate providing the highest level of online security. The security capabilities of a SSL certificate are directly related to the level of encryption used. Extended validation certificates offer online businesses the highest level of encryption, generally between 128-256 bit encryption. This ensures that all data transmissions are encrypted to the maximum, with virtually no chance of sensitive information falling into the hands of a third party. One of the greatest ...

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