Tags Extended Validation Certificate

Criminals sell counterfeit certificates to make malware look legitimate

by Patrick Howell O'Neill

The fraudulent files, which act like valid code signing certificates, allowed malware to go undetected by most anti-virus scans, Recorded Future says.

It's easy to fake Extended Validation certificates, research shows

by Patrick Howell O'Neill

EV certificates — the files that tell a browser to show the little green lock — are supposed to make crystal clear who owns a website. There's a way around it, though.