Malware lurks behind safety seal
Sites handed the TRUSTe seal of approval are twice as likely to host malware or engage in spamming as those not endorsed by any security certificate, according to a study by spyware researcher Ben Edelman.
Edelman reached this conclusion after cross-referencing a sample of 500,000 top websites, as reported by a major ISP, that are endorsed by a TRUSTe certificate with data on untrustworthy sites, as listed by McAfee's SiteAdvisor service.
At The Register.
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