"Internet crime to hit homes hard"

“Home computer users are now the favourite targets of hi-tech criminals, reveals research.”

A good thing Comodo is around to protect us. (V)

Who doesn’t have the expertise to protect themselves?
Home users!

Who doesn’t have all the monies in the world to spend on Security software?
Home users!

Who doesn’t have the ability to keep up with the latest attacks/threats?
Home users!

But no more! Comodo is here!!! :slight_smile:


Thank’s Comodo. (:CLP)

What versions of IE does this effect? Right now I am writing from my IE7 from Windows Vista RC1, the last thing I want is a virus on an OS I am testing…


Nevermind, I just switched to my Firefox Portable Edition in my USB Drive, no reason to take a chance. 8)

An interesting read, Thanks.

Very good read. Lately I have had some issues with Hotmail. My whole page changed, certificate not recognized, deemed unsafe, and has been happening on and off. I had a spell where I would type in www.hotmail.com and it would go to another company mail page. I have been in contact with the hotmail crew but whenever they get done taking a nap, I may find out what’s going on. It sure isn’t comodo where you actually get a response, lol. Anyone else been having this issue?


I have a question, which I have hopes is close enough to this (general) topic relating to internet crime. If not, please accept my apologies and point me in the right direction.

I have recently started using Firefox (largely due to all the positive talk about it here in the Comodo forums), and have a security-related query. I posted over on their website, but with no response. Firefox shows upon occasion (one website in particular that I use for specific purchases) that there is mixed security on the site (ie, it’s an encrypted site, with non-encrypted items - like images). When I used IE and this occurred, I was given the option to not download the non-encrypted items, thus leaving the page (completely?) secure.

Is there a way to do the same with FF? Even a work-around? I prefer not to have any mixed encryption issues when I am making a purchase, not matter how inconsequential they are.



Ahh, I am one to revive an issue when it comes to security–I live for this stuff, and actually go hunting for the latest threats, to see how they can be worked around–since I see a lot of bugs cleaning computers part time…
Personally, I think Mirosoft fixes, can be worse than the problem…
This article is good, but they did not mention their own Enterprise Firewall Troulbles, just last year–Here is their take
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2002.10.11a.html A Breach is a Breach

To me, a good firewall and antivirus will do the job, as well as can be…
I have of late came across a couple of nasty little bogers that go through all the motions until they are integrated, and then all the lights and sirens go off–took me four tries to finally get it gone, but have since re-formatted, so I may never know Heh…
I have only found one problem in the Comodo firewall thus far, and that turned out to be me, after the wonderful folks here poited me in the right direction…
I also believe that you can have too much security (guilty), although you may be surprised at some of the goings on with your computer and the net–Try a .Dll authentification–amazing…
My nagging question–is why does windows explorer have to contact microsoft every time you install something–Checking for updates mebbe-Hmmm
I use I.E. 6 firewalled, but do not let IExplore have free run for connnections without authorizations, because you don’t know who is on the other side of the door–Kind of like letting your E-mail open the next one for you (a hotmail downfall)…
Ok, enough nattering until I see if there willeven be a response…
Sincerest Blessings

It may not really be a response regarding explorer, Darrell, but I’ll drop one little annoyance (well, maybe a big annoyance) your way, regarding XP…

Did you know that XP assigns a value to your physical configuration when you install it? From that point on, you are allowed 10 points of changes to that configuration, before XP will force you to re-initialize it (ie, contact MS, put your product key in again, etc). It assigns a certain number value to each hardware change - RAM, HD upgrade, BIOS upgrade, video/graphics card, etc. Once you reach “10” it’s all over but the crying…

Fine, no problem, you might think. It’s a legal copy, I’ll just do it again. Didn’t work for me. After I allowed IE7 to download and install, the authentication module would no longer work; it froze completely every time I tried, and it only gives you three days. When you do a new install, you’re given 30 days, and even after that you can enter Safe Mode. With this situation, you’re given three days and then you can’t enter Safe Mode or anything. MS Support could provide no help (after wasting one of my two “free” requests). Their forums WILL NOT address this issue (the only free help available). All Support could tell me after nearly a week was, “We think your scripts are broken; please reinstall Windows XP.”

BAH! (:AGY) That was a pain in the “you know what!”