“On November 4, 2003, VeriSign announced a new ‘trust enhancing’ seal which they built using Macromedia’s Flash technology. This new seal makes a connection to their server and displays, in a dynamic text field, the name of the company that bought the certificate. The seal then invites you to click the seal to verify it. This is intended to make people feel more secure about the authenticity of the site they’re visiting. But that is a false sense of trust. The purpose of this page is to demonstrate how poorly designed and implemented VeriSign’s approach really is.”