Malware hiding behind online safety certificates

Tuesday, 26 September 2006, 3:56 AM EST

Websites that feature the TRUSTe security certificate are two times more likely to contain badware than websites 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.

At vnunet.

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