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VeriSign security for HSBC.

HSBC, the UK's largest banking and financial services organization, is implementing new security technology to help keep its online banking customers safe from the clutches of identity thieves and e-criminals. HSBC plans to implement Extended Validation (EV) SSL from VeriSign, Inc. provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world.

Phishing has increased in the last few months according to APACS, with latest stats showing that over 10,000 incidents were reported in Q1 2008--a 200 percent increase over the same period in 2007. EV SSL's green address bars aim to build trust and confidence among consumers by offering immediate and visible assurance that they are dealing with a legitimate banking site and not an impostor site created by identity thieves.

HSBC will deploy VeriSign[R] EV SSL Certificates to help protect its three million UK customers registered for online banking services. An EV SSL Certificate will display visual cues in enabled high-security browsers to provide tangible assurance of a site's authenticity. The address bar turns green, a lock icon appears next to the address, and a new field appears to the right of the URL in the high-security browser. This field will contain the name of the organization that owns the site (HSBC) as well as the security provider that issued the certificate, such as VeriSign.

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Title Annotation:Security News and Products
Publication:Software World
Date:May 1, 2008
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