28 Jun '18, 2pm

(.nl) Green padlock symbol doesn't guarantee security. So what does?

"It's important to change the way people view the green padlock," says Pim Pastoors, Product Manager at SIDN. "It doesn't guarantee that the website content is secure. Only that the connection is secure. So, for example, you can enter private information on the site without worrying that someone might read it on the way from your PC to the server. I would advise businesses and webshops to go for extended validation (EV) certificates. An EV certificate is issued only after thorough vetting. The applicant has to provide full company details and show that they really are acting for the company in question. Even when visiting a site with an EV certificate, a user should look critically at the content, but you can have more confidence about the site itself. It's only with an EV certificate that both the company name and the green padlock appear in a browser's address bar, and t...

Full article: https://www.sidn.nl/a/internet-security/green-padlock-sym...

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