I noticed that sync.com has an extended validation SSL certificate and SpiderOak does not. [For those unfamiliar with EV SSL certs, look to the left of the URL and instead of just seeing a lock in green -- a "domain validation" certificate" -- you'll see the name of the company that owns the web site. You can click on the company name for more information. The specific way the level of validation is communicated in the browser varies some according to which browser you are using.]
Reddit uses only Domain Validation, not Extended Validation.
In order to get extended validation, the company needs to spend more money and supposedly prove they are who they say they are. With the cheaper "Domain Validation" you only need to prove that you have control over the domain name.
So I'm wondering what you all think about whether it is of real value.
I must say in this comparison I just did, it makes me question the professionalism of SpiderOak a bit. For a company selling security, why wouldn't you get extended validation? It makes me wonder. If they aren't paying attention to this bit of detail which is viewable to the whole world, might they be skipping quality control in aspects of their business that aren't viewable to the public?
I purchased, and installed, an EV SSL certificate on a website. However, the company name is not showing up when visiting the website. Only a green lock and "Secure". Everything was completed and verified with GoDaddy over the telephone.
Any idea why?
Sorry for the delay in releasing 39 to everyone outside of the Reddit community but the old code signing certificate expired and I thought it best to truly show what Waterfox stands for by getting an EV code signing certificate. You'll be able to see the registered company address and organization type displayed in the certificate, as well as the certificate being stored on a hardware token for two factor authentication (to stop anyone from stealing and using it!).
Hopefully this will also stop any antiviruses from flagging Waterfox as suspicious. As always any questions, don't hesitate to ask.