Is Malware Hiding Behind that Certified Site?

Web sites that feature the TRUSTe security Relevant Products/Services certificate are two times more likely to contain badware than Web sites without any security certification, spyware and adware researcher Ben Edelman alleges in a new report.

Among others, adware providers Direct-revenue and Webhancer are using TRUSTe certificates in an attempt to look more trustworthy than they really are, Edelman claimed. Direct-revenue is facing legal action from the New York Attorney General for its adware software. Edelman alleged that Webhancer often is installed without the user's consent. NewsFactor Network | Is Malware Hiding Behind that Certified Site?

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 26th December 2006 11:57PM