February 18, 2006 (HOSTSEARCH.COM) It was announced recently that secure Internet communications provider Hushmail (http://www.hushmail.com) has integrated Comodo's (http://www.comodogroup.com) verification solution to ensure the security of its services. Hushmail suffered a Phishing/Pharming attack in 2005 when its customers were directed to a bogus site that mirrored the official Hushmail web site. Although the problem was immediately rectified, the company has maintained efforts to ensure its customers security.
Hushmail users will now be able to download and install the Comodo Verification Engine plug-in for Internet Explorer, a system that will verify the URL and IP address of Hushmails web site to ensure users are working with bona fide item. We have always prided ourselves in providing superior email encryption, but encryption is not effective against attacks that trick users into accessing malicious web sites. The DNS attack at our domain registrar that redirected users away from our site underscored the need for us to help our users address security concerns that go beyond encryption, said Ben Cutler, CEO of Hush Communications. Offering the Comodo Verification Engine to our users will enable them to feel secure that the web site they are accessing is the true Hushmail web site.
We know that phishing and other fraudulent attacks are on the rise, and Comodo is committed to thwarting these before they happen, said Melih Abdulhayoglu, President and CEO of Comodo. With Hushmail, we believe that our Content Verification Certificate and consumer Verification Engine will help bring security back to the Company and enable trust online and assurance for its customers moving forward.