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Sep 4 2018   6:46PM GMT

EV SSL certificate

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An EV SSL certificate (Extended Validation SSL certificate) is an enhanced computer networking protocol for securing connections between network application clients and servers over an insecure network, such as the internet. Continued…

Quote of the Day

“EV SSL certificates enhance credibility by showing discerning consumers that a prospective transaction is with a legitimate recipient and that the site is serious about protecting the data of its customers.” – Michael Fowler

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Quiz Yourself
Ideally, digital certificates are ________ compatible with older browsers and operating systems, a concept known as ubiquity.
A. backwards
B. backward

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