What does the green address bar indicate?

Web sites using an Extended Validation certificate will cause web browsers to change the address bar to a green color and also to display the name of the Organization to which the certificate was issued. Certificate Authorities will only grant Extended Validation certificates to an organization after the Certificate Authority verifies that the genuine organization is requesting the certificate.

The green address bar gives assurance to visitors of the web site that the website they are visiting is actually run by the organization they want to be dealing with, rather than a fraudulent site posing as that organization.

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