Golden padlock no promise of security

Monday, 11 April 2005, 3:27 PM EST

One in four online shopping sites may not be as safe as they seem consumers have been warned.

This alert comes from a leading provider of website security certificates, Comodo which said more and more companies buying security certificates haven't been thoroughly vetted. It flagged up the issue after internet service analyst Netcraft Services, published its April survey of sites using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)security certificates, which are sold by companies known as Certification Authorities (CA).

By Dinah Greek at vnunet.

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