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To prevent online fraud, financial institutions that offer online banking are required by the Federal Financial Insitutions Examination Council (FFIEC) to double-check that the person logging in to the system is a valid customer. When BankNewport in Rhode Island adopted a Two-Factor authentication plan, its concern was to make the transition as easy as possible on its customers. In addition to requiring online customers to use a password, the bank chose to install digital certificates from Comodo on each customer's computer. The process looked simple: the first time the customer tried to log in, the bank would send the customer a digital certificate, a small document. The document would install itself on the customer's computer. Every time the customer tried to log in after that, the bank's computer would check for the certificate. As required by the FFIEC, BankNewpo... (more)

Abdulhayoglu: Avoiding Porn and Gambling Not Enough to Avoid Infection

Security on Ulitzer Jersey City, NJ, July 28, 2009 - "People who should know better think that by avoiding porn and gambling sites, they can avoid getting malware on their computers," said Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO and President of Comodo. "Not today." "People who do know better know that there are some basic requirements everyone needs to have before they even think of using the Internet. One of those requirements is malware protection." Comodo distributes free award-winning antivirus and firewall protection. More than 18,000,000 copies of Comodo security software have been install... (more)

Data Breaches Pain IT Executives

Jersey City, NJ, December 17, 2009 - The US unemployment rate is so high that two US Senators have introduced the Employ America Act, aiming to cut back on alien workers hired on H1-B visas. With a 10%+ jobless rate, there is a lot of talented competition for work. If an IT executive loses a job because of a data breach, he or she might be out of work for a long time—without benefits. IT executives at ChoicePoint, Inc., looked like heroes when they reacted swiftly to a potential data breach in 2005. More often, though, leaky data pipes lead to unpleasant consequences for the exe... (more)

Comodo Says Send Email, Not Postcards Scrawled in Pencil

"If it's urgent enough to send in a business email, it's usually something you don't want others to see," said Melih Abdulhayoglu, Chief Security Architect and CEO of Comodo Group, Inc., a leading Internet security company. "Most emails are not secure messages. To a moderately skilled person, inside the organization or out, they are as easy to read or even to change, as a postcard written in pencil." Emails do not reach their recipients directly. The senders have no control over the route their emails take, from server to server, to their destinations. Anyone between the sender a... (more)

Attorneys Protect Email Communications with Comodo Secure Email

Patent-pending technology from Comodo allows attorneys and clients to communicate at the speed of the Internet and yet to protect their privileged communications easily. Without exchanging public keys, senders can encrypt confidential information in transit. Jersey City, NJ, May 05, 2009 - Attorneys sometimes need to transmit vast amounts of sensitive data, rapidly. If they choose to do so by email, they must consider that email, though convenient, is not secure Press release about Comodo Secure Email for Attorneys.. More information about Comodo Secure Email. ... (more)