Smaller Businesses Worried About New Validation Certificates

New, small businesses online might not qualify for the online seals of approval that larger, established companies are getting to instruct Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer browser to display a green address bar for "safe" when people visit their sites. Once Microsoft activates a feature in version 7 of Internet Explorer in late January, a green bar will appear when a browser sees an extended-validation certificate, usually during a transaction or login.

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