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Reflections of a HauteSecure Toolbar Early Adopter

April 16, 2009

I first encountered Haute Secure back in June of 2007 when I was given an Alpha build of their toolbar to play with – in fact, I was the first non-Haute Secure person to be allowed to try out the x64 version of the toolbar. I remember that I thought the toolbar was a fantastic idea and wished it every success, most especially because of Haute Secure’s decision to focus on the emerging risks introduced by user generated content (aka Web 2.0) that were infiltrating social networking sites, blogs, search engines, widgets, banner ads and whatnot. So you can imagine … Continue reading Reflections of a HauteSecure Toolbar Early Adopter

Why TRUSTe+HauteSecure is Great News for Web Site Owners and Bad News for Cyber Criminals

April 14, 2009

-Sandi Hardmeier, TRUSTe Online Compliance Researcher Back when I first started helping the victims of unwanted adware and spyware around the Year 2000, I focused all of my attention on cleaning computers after they had been infected. Then, as fighting adware and spyware became a cause célèbre, as more and more very skilled people joined the fight, and as various dedicated web sites and forums came to life, I realized that the needs of the victim (insofar as cleaning their computers was concerned) were being well met, so I moved on to going after the adware and spyware itself, and … Continue reading Why TRUSTe+HauteSecure is Great News for Web Site Owners and Bad News for Cyber Criminals