GlobalSign Passport - WOT reputations

Vesa P
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GlobalSign Passport - WOT reputations

Post by Vesa P » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:00 am

GlobalSign, one of the leading online security providers, has partnered with WOT to boost trust on the web even further. Their new product, GlobalSign Passport combines a SSL sertificate, WOT reputations, malware scanning reports and other useful information about the Passport owner i.e. the website/company,

Please have a look at the web site and overall concept at:

http://www.globalsignpassport.com/

....and remember to rate the site too :)

MysteryFCM
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RE: GlobalSign Passport - WOT reputations

Post by MysteryFCM » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:20 am

#1 No-one with a modicum of sense will trust a seal that the company claims indicates a site can be trusted, just because the sites owner paid for it. Further, whilst I don't doubt some will be suckered into paying for it, the majority of site owners will NEVER pay £125 per year (any site owner that does needs their head checked).

#2 ANY "seal" that requires Flash just to view it, should be instantly discredited. They're meant to be a bleedin security company - yet they're demanding people have Flash, which requires ActiveX, which is one of the most exploited components in ALL browsers!.

#3 They don't scan for malware at all - they don't scan for *anything*. All they do use check Google's SafeBrowsing;

http://www.globalsignpassport.com/apps/google-safe-browsing

If that's not enough, their own certificate makes it VERY clear the "malware scan" relies ONLY on Google's SafeBrowsing;

http://temp.it-mate.co.uk/imgglobalsignpassport_com_cert.png

Anyone trusting this company, especially trusting them to tell you whether a site is safe or not, should think again.

MysteryFCM
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RE: GlobalSign Passport - WOT reputations

Post by MysteryFCM » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:42 am

Oh dear, even further ethical issues. Any particular reason they're not identifying themselves as the owner/employee of the company?

http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/globalsignpassport.com

They do on globalsign.com's scorecard .....

Guest

RE: GlobalSign Passport - WOT reputations

Post by Guest » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:58 am

Well spotted MysteryFCM :) So would you agree, their Passport is about as much use as an ashtray on a motorbike?

Guest

RE: GlobalSign Passport - WOT reputations

Post by Guest » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:01 am

echo @mystery
Even this [url=http://www.mywot.com/en/user/1080390 t=_self]user[/url] pretending to be a customer of itself OTOH their another website globalsign.com he have explained himself as a owner ...

MysteryFCM
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RE: GlobalSign Passport - WOT reputations

Post by MysteryFCM » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:02 am

About as trustworthy as McAfee's ...... and we all know how (un)reliable those are.

Guest

RE: GlobalSign Passport - WOT reputations

Post by Guest » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:05 am

Don't know why wot is going to shake their hands with such peoples...I would hardly forget Lucrative minds...

Sami
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RE: GlobalSign Passport - WOT reputations

Post by Sami » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:10 am

I believe the idea is to show visitors company information that's verified by a third party. All the additional information, like the site's reputation, is optional.

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RE: GlobalSign Passport - WOT reputations

Post by Sami » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:13 am

There's no reason for WOT not to allow any company to use website reputations. Besides, GlobalSign is one of the largest SSL certificate authorities, hardly untrustworthy.

MysteryFCM
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RE: GlobalSign Passport - WOT reputations

Post by MysteryFCM » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:13 am

But one of their main selling points is the malware scanning - something they're not actually doing. That's highly unethical at best, and highly misleading.

We already know that seals on a site mean absolutely nothing, anyone can get one, but it doesn't mean you can trust them. This company is making the problem even worse by being misleading and as such, untrustworthy, from the outset.

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