Jersey City, New Jersey (PressExposure) June 24, 2009 -- The number of phony websites impersonating legitimate ones is on the rise, created by scammers to trick Internet users into divulging their personal information or installing malware.
The process often begins with a legitimate looking but counterfeit customer service email inviting an unsuspecting and under-protected consumer to access one of these bogus sites. This practice, known as "phishing" affects millions of Internet users every year.
As one of the Internet's largest Certification Authorities Comodo has devised ways to distinguish and identify a real website from an impostor. We have created a database of over 500,000 legitimate websites with the real Internet addresses where they can be found.
PC's equipped with Comodo Verification engine, a free, unobtrusive, lightweight application instantly checks this database for every website visited. If it's legitimate and in our database, the border around a user's browser will glow green, and an arrow will point to the site's verified logo. If it doesn't, users are advised to proceed with caution.
Verification engine will also provide a clear visual indicator about the level of SSL security on a site, and warn if a site is using the type of SSL certificate favored by scammers.
For more information on Comodo Verification Engine, and to download it for free, please visit vengine.com. About Comodo
The Comodo companies are leading global providers of Identity and Trust Assurance services on the Internet. Comodo CA offers a comprehensive array of PKI Digital Certificates, eCommerce Acceleration and Infrastructure Security solutions including User Access Authentication (Two-Factor / Multi-Factor), Network Vulnerability Scanning and PCI compliance services. With over 10,000,000 installations of its threat prevention products, Comodo Security Solutions offers an extensive suite of endpoint security software and services for businesses and consumers.
Continual innovation, a core competence in PKI and a commitment to reversing the growth of Internet-crime distinguish the Comodo companies as vital players in the Internet's ongoing development. The Comodo companies secure and authenticate online transactions and communications for over 200,000 business customers. Offices in the US, UK, China, India, Romania and the Ukraine serve enterprises around the world.
Comodo provides businesses and consumers with the intelligent security, authentication and assurance services necessary to establish and ensure trust in online transactions.
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