Secure site seals may be misleading: Netcraft

Monday, 29 July 2002, 10:37 AM EST

Secure site seals handed out to sites by certificate authorities and lock icons shown by browsers can often mislead consumers into believing that a site is more secure than it actually is, according to the latest Netcraft Web Server Survey.

The survey said a recent dialogue between the two leading certificate authorities - Verisign and Geotrust has highlighted the fact that though the site seal and browser lock may look reassuring, there was no assurance at all that the site is not vulnerable to some well known exploit, and typically many are.

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