Every successful eCommerce company understands the importance of Online Security, especially given that cyber hackers are constantly attempting to circumvent long-established safeguards. For example, did you know that websites with a ‘lock’ icon, indicating SSL encryption, aren’t able to guarantee your online safety from phishing attacks?

These types of attacks can trick you into believing you are making a secured online transaction through an official website, when in fact you could actually be on a duplicated site with a very similar URL. These types of phishing websites can be especially difficult to detect if users gain a false sense of security by seeing a ‘lock’ icon, which doesn’t actually tell you if the website you are on is the real one. It just means the information you transmit is encrypted.

In light of these threats, QNet has once again adopted the highest industry standards for online protection with the introduction of VeriSign’s Enhanced Validation SLL (EVSSL) Certification. How will you know you are actually using an official QNet site?  All QNet eCommerce sites with EVSSL certification display a green address bar with the verified company name: QNet LTD. [HK], indicating that our identity and legitimacy has been extensively verified by Verisign.

We urge everyone to check their browsers address bar before making an online transaction for the correct URL, green address bar and our verified company name. Additionally, please ensure that you are using the latest version of your preferred browser or you may not be taking full advantage of our latest security upgrades.


How does EVSSL benefit QNet customers?

Enhanced Verification Secure Socket Layer technology represents the highest level security technology for online ecommerce sites available today. In order for QNet to gain EVSSL certification, an extensive verification process is undertaken by the industry’s leading online security provider: VeriSign. Customers benefit by the added level of security provided by both the data encryption and enhanced verification of QNet’s identity as a fully legitimate ecommerce company.


What is Extended Validation SSL?

Extended Validation SSL Certificates give high-security Web browsers information to clearly identify a Web site’s organizational identity. For example, if you use Microsoft® Internet Explorer 7 to go to a Web site secured with an SSL Certificate that meets the Extended Validation Standard, IE7 will cause the URL address bar to turn green. A display next to the green bar will toggle between the organisation name listed in the certificate and the Certificate Authority (VeriSign, for example). Firefox 3 also supports Extended Validation SSL. Other browsers are expected to offer Extended Validation visibility in upcoming releases. Older browsers will display Extended Validation SSL Certificates with the same security symbols as existing SSL Certificates.

Why were Extended Validation SSL (EV SSL Certificates) created?

Extended Validation SSL Certificates were created in direct response to the rise in Internet fraud, eroding consumer confidence in online transactions. In 2005, 84% of respondents to a Forrester Research study said they don’t think retailers are doing enough to protect their customers online and 24% did not make purchases online due to security concerns. (Lauri Giesen, “Hand-holding: Fraud-weary consumers look for the seal of approval,” Internet Retailer, March 2006.) Before customers share their confidential data online, they want proof of identification from a trusted source. The Extended Validation SSL Standard raises the bar on verification of SSL Certificates and enables visual displays in high security browsers.