Changes are expected in the way extended validation (EV) certificates will be indicated in upcoming releases of major browsers, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. In the upcoming releases, we can expect to see the EV certificate indicator moved from the URL or address bar to the Page Info.
By moving the EV certificate indicator to the Page Info, the website owner's name will no longer appear in the web address bar. Users will be able to access certificate details by clicking on the locked padlock icon (next to the red arrow in the image). The domain owner's name is outlined in red in the image shown. This change only impacts the way in which EV certificates are displayed in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. The technical properties of the certificate remain unchanged. The display change affects all web pages that are secured by an EV certificate regardless of the activation date or issuing certification authority (CA).
WHY EV STILL MATTERS
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Identity continues to serve as the foundation for digital security. EV certificates are still considered a best practice for securing website transactions and identifying an authentic website. It's interesting that browsers are starting to obscure identity indicators at a time when the trend toward identity transparency is increasing. This trend is indicated in new technological standards such as: Revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and the Federal Office for Information Security in Germany (BSI), for example.
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