Comodo's TrustConnect Eliminates the Security Flaw that Firesheep Raises Red Flag
11/11/2010

Comodo Security Solutions, Inc., a leading Internet

security vendor, announced today that a WiFi hotspot security flaw recently uncovered and

publicized by Firesheep is not a security issue for users of Comodo's TrustConnect™

virtual private network.

Online PR News – 11-November-2010 – – JERSEY CITY, NJ, November 10, 2010 - Comodo Security Solutions, Inc., a leading Internet

security vendor, announced today that a WiFi hotspot security flaw recently uncovered and

publicized by Firesheep is not a security issue for users of Comodo's TrustConnect™

virtual private network.

According to a recent article published in The Telegraph, a new extension for the Firefox

web browser makes it easier than ever for users to steal account information from other

users who log on to unencrypted websites via unsecured WiFi networks. Eric Butler

developed the Firesheep extension that collects the "cookies" websites such as Facebook

and Twitter use to allow access, and then it allows users to "sidejack" their accounts.

The extension works by collecting user information and showing it in a Firefox window;

Firesheep then lets each account be taken over simply by clicking on it.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/8085354/Firesheep-Firefox-extension-exposes-Fa

cebook-and-Twitter-passwords.html

The industry has known about this problem for some time and Comodo's TrustConnect

addresses this very problem by making it safe to surf the web while at coffee shops,

hotels, airports, city/town public Wi-Fi hubs, and other public Wi-Fi locations. Comodo

TrustConnect keeps users' information private, secure, and out of the hands of criminals

during their online session. Wherever one is located, whatever type of hardware, using a

public Wi-Fi connection or not, Comodo TrustConnect keeps users securely connected and

their identity and information private. No one can intercept or steal any information

sent or received during an online session with TrustConnect installed. Hackers can't even

determine where a user's information is coming from.

Trust Connect keeps information hidden from cyber criminals. With Trust Connect users can

connect with confidence knowing their information will be safe.

For more information about TrustConnect go to: https://www.comodo.com/trustconnect/

About Comodo

Comodo is a leading brand in Internet security. With US Headquarters in New Jersey and

global resources in UK, China, India, Ukraine, and Romania, Comodo provides businesses

and consumers worldwide with security and trust services, including digital certificates,

PCI scanning, desktop security, and remote PC support. Securing online transactions for

over 200,000 businesses, and with more than 25 million desktop security software

installations, including an award-winning firewall and antivirus software, Comodo is

Creating Trust Online®. To learn more, visit Comodo's website http://www.comodo.com/

For more information
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