Comodo Verification Engine Can Help Protect Consumers From Internet Scams
Back Published 2009-07-22
Jersey City, N.J. — July 22
The number of phony Web sites impersonating legitimate ones is on the rise. These are 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 e-mail inviting an unsuspecting and underprotected 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 Web site from an impostor. Comodo has created a database of more than 500,000 legitimate Web sites with the real Internet addresses where they can be found.
PCs equipped with Comodo Verification Engine, a free, unobtrusive, lightweight application, instantly check this database for every Web site visited. If it's legitimate and in the 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 also will 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 www.vengine.com.