Are secure connections, really that secure?

Tuesday, 20 March 2007, 1:12 AM EST

The little lock icon that appears on a Web browser window frame when a secure connection exists between a browser and a Web server may be lulling users into a false sense of security.

The reality is that secure connections, in which data is encrypted using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology before being transmitted over the Web, is increasingly being used to hide and spread malicious code, according to a report from security vendor Kaspersky Labs.

At Computerworld.

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