New York, 29th April 2004. As the worlds 2nd largest, fastest growing Certification Authority, Comodo continues its rapid expansion across all market sectors by providing leading validation services for certificate issuance and trust. This model of trust underpins the stability of the Internet and is essential to the future success of e-commerce as a whole. With consumer confidence being tested daily by ever more realistic Spoofed web sites and Phishing scams Comodo offers a range of free tools to protect against these attacks. (Secure E-mail, AntiPhishing, AntiSpoofing)
"We are in complete agreement with the advice issued from the banking and financial sectors, who, unfortunately, are themselves the main targets for the scams. We are proud to be able to provide a suite of free tools that allow individuals and businesses alike to implement that advice and maintain their confidence in the Internet and the e-economy." comments Steve Roylance, Vice President of Global Technical Marketing for Comodo
The increasing frequency and sophistication of Phishing scams means that almost everyone using the Internet is a potential victim, however there are 3 simple ways to avoid being caught in a Phishing Net and protecting your online identity.
Be suspicious of any email with urgent requests for personal financial information, unless the email is digitally signed you can't be sure it wasn't forged or 'spoofed'. (Comodo offer free certificates for personal use, and a full Enterprise PKI manager for business use).
You should only communicate information such as credit card numbers or account information via a secure website or the telephone. To ensure that you have a secure SSL session use the free VerificationEngine tool which verifies the SSL session and other properties of site. Combine this with the free Trusttoolbar plug in and you will also be able to identify the end entity running the site, plus the origin of any pop-up adverts that may appear.
Finally to protect your identity and personal information ensure you have a solution which defends you from external attacks whilst on-line. Comodo offer free 30 day trails of both Trustix Personal Firewall and Trustix Antivirus, allowing you to be free from hackers, viruses, spyware, Trojans and other forms of malware which you will encounter whilst connected to the internet. More specific details and solutions for enterprise level deployment can be found on Trustix.com
The Comodo companies provide the infrastructure that is essential in enabling e-merchants, other Internet-connected companies, software companies, and individual consumers to interact and conduct business via the Internet safely and securely. The Comodo companies offer PKI SSL, Code Signing, Content Verification and Email Certificate; award winning PC Security software; Vulnerability Scanning services for PCI Compliance; secure e-mail and fax services.
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. Comodo secures and authenticates online transactions and communications for over 200,000 business customers and 3,000,000 users of our desktop security products.
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