Mon, Jan 21 2008 13:44
'Hacker Safe' seal: Web site shield, or target?
More than 80,000 Web sites worldwide display a small green logo that
proclaims them to be "Hacker Safe." The logo is provided to them by ScanAlert Inc., a vendor that scans the sites of its clients daily in search of security vulnerabilities.
ScanAlert's logo is the most widely used security seal of its
kind on the Web, and it can be found on dozens of marquee-brand sites,
including those of Johnson & Johnson, Sony Corp. and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Such widespread use attracted the attention of security vendor McAfee Inc., which in late October agreed to acquire ScanAlert.
Full story at computerworld.com
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