SSL Study Shows Most Sites Incorrectly Configured
Source: eSecurity Planet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Cryptography Secure Sockets Layer is a standard mechanism websites use to help secure data and transactions, but according to Qualys security researcher Ivan Ristic, most SSL sites are actually misconfigured. Ristic delivered his study here at the Black Hat security conference as an update to the preliminary data he published last month. In the final study, Ristic said he examined 867,000 SSL certificates in which the name on the certificate matched the name of the domain. In his preliminary research, Ristic documented that the vast majority -- nearly 97 percent -- of SSL certificates do not have the proper name on them and don't match the underlying domain.

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