Building trust in downloads no simple feat

Friday, 11 May 2007, 10:56 AM EST

The Truste group's goal of creating an online ecosystem through which software makers are held accountable for the functions of their programs and end users are given the power to keep unwanted applications off their devices won't be achieved easily, according to security researchers and participants in the nonprofit's Trusted Downloads project.

Launched by Truste in mid-February 2007, the Trusted Download Program aims to certify downloadable consumer software programs in the name of diminishing the ability of schemers to rain adware and malware onto the machines of unwitting end users.

At InfoWorld.

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