Reply to post: Re: Security is hard

Google to bury indicator for Extended Validation certs in Chrome because users barely took notice

Adam 1 Silver badge

Re: Security is hard

> It is quite hopeless, but removing a valuable indicator just because 85% don't pay attention means that the 15% that do will have to do without.

I would argue that it is unimportant as to how many notice that it was there. Rather, it only matters how many of those 15% of people would notice that was is later missing, and of those tiny fraction of 15%, how many of those would consequently avoid the site after noticing.

I would also argue a direct negative of EV is that same process introduces delays in reissuing a cert that you need to revoke.

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