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Extended validation is broken

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In a new article on his blog Ian Carroll shows that it's quite easy to trick users into thinking that they're connected to the right site.

Extended validation ("EV") certificates are a unique type of certificate issued by certificate authorities after more extensive validation of the entity requesting the certificate. In exchange for this more rigorous vetting, browsers show a special indicator like a green bar containing the company name, or in the case of Safari completely replace the URL with the company name. ... Today, I will demonstrate another issue with EV certificates: colliding entity names. Specifically, this site uses an EV certificate for "Stripe, Inc", that was legitimately issued by Comodo.

https://stripe.ian.sh/

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