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Fraudsters Forge Digital Certificates, Undermine Consumer Trust in Internet Security

After breaching the systems of a digital certificate authority a fraudster made their phishing and pharming web pages suddenly seem legitimate. Consumers rely on trust marks and digital security certificates to let them know a website is secure enough to handle their payment card account numbers and other sensitive information. But when fraudsters can make their fake sites seem legitimate by forging these digital certificates it reduces the trust and confidence consumers have in digital security certificates and the internet commerce overall.

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