SenutyEnool Posted September 26, 2006 Share Posted September 26, 2006 Privacy certificate twice as likely to harbor badware than non-certified sites, study alleges. Websites that feature the TRUSTe security certificate are two times more likely to contain badware than websites without any security certification, spyware and adware researcher Ben Edelman alleges in a new report. Among others, adware providers Direct-revenue and Webhancer are using TRUSTe certificates in an attempt to look more trustworthy than they really are, Edelman claimed. Direct-revenue is facing legal action from the New York Attorney General for its adware software. Edelman alleged that Webhancer often is installed without the user's consent. Link: -> unTRUSTe _________________________ Cheers from your intrepid webreporter Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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