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Why no EV certificate?


Posted: Jul 12, 2013
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Why does https://www.toodledow.com not use Extended Validation Web Site Certificates?

How do I know that my connection isn't being intercepted?

Toodledo Admin
Posted: Jul 12, 2013
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At one point I tried to get an Extended Validation Certificate but the paperwork was extremely cumbersome, so we never finished the process. In any case, we still have a valid SSL certificate that protects your data in the same way.

From wikipedia: "Certificates issued by a CA under the EV guidelines are not structurally different from other certificates (and hence provide no stronger cryptography than other, cheaper certificates)"

Posted: Jul 12, 2013
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I wouldn't mind seeing an EV certificate here.


The paperwork is the whole idea: to better prove your identity to the issuer. Since there are fewer allowed issuers in browsers, and the good browsers (not MSIE) do not allow local administrators to add their own trusted issuers, it provides reasonably good proof that you aren't having your certificates rewritten behind your back.

However, maybe it's overkill for this site. If somebody sees my to-do list, all they will learn is that I have a cluttered life, nothing earth-shattering there....
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