Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Google going on the cheap?

I just went to the Adsense site, but instead of going via www.google.com/adsense I accessed it via www.google.co.uk/adsense. Since I had installed IE7 on my XP laptop, it alerted me to the fact that the SSL certificate did not match the URL, firstly by displaying a page asking if I wanted to continue and then by turning the adress bar a kind of pink colour.

Although there is nothing amazing about that, I just found it funny that Google didn't purchase another SSL certificate for the .co.uk domain or even a wildcard one and use subdomains instead, hence the idea of going on the cheap side. Google is a company afterall and even the big ones like to keep the costs down. A better point is that the more evident security warnings will help reduce the number of issues that the average Windows user will get fooled by, hopefully.

Post ID: 780, posted by jase at 10:45 PM
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