New way to avoid bogus web sites

San Francisco, C.A.; August 29, 2008

A discrepancy would be a signal that hackers are rerouting Web traffic. Currently, browsers alert users when a site has a bad certificate, but many users don't know what to do about that. Some click through to malicious sites, while others skip over harmless sites that use "self-signed" certificates.

The Carnegie Mellon program is a free download for use with the latest version of Firefox.

On the 'Net: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

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