Chrome bumps ineffective EV certificates off the omnibar

    Date10 Sep 2019
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    Posted ByBrittany Day

    Have you heard Google is removing EV certificates from the Chrome omnibar? Get the details:

    Be strong, gentle reader, for change is coming: soon, the name Sophos will blink out and disappear from your Chrome omnibar.

    Just kidding! If you’re like many people, you have never, ever noticed that Sophos, and plenty of other brands, plunked down money to get its trusted name up there in that combined address/search bar, and there’s a very good chance that you haven’t changed your browsing behavior just because that name was missing.

    According to research from Google’s Chrome Security UX team, you’ve gone right ahead and input your credit card or password even if that badge was missing. So just to keep things simple, and streamlined, and to save precious real estate in the omnibar that’s now being squatted on by names like Sophos, or, say, PayPal, Chrome is going to tuck that badge away under Page Info, which is accessed by clicking the lock icon (which is staying put).

    This will happen starting in Chrome Version 77, released today.

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