F.A.Q

My anti-virus software warns me when I am on an unsecure site that could potentially steal my personal data. Is this what Certilane does?

Some antivirus software aims at protecting users from phishing websites, or websites that want to steal personal data. The anti-virus actually works in conjunction with a blacklist of pirated websites that are already known. However, this list is very often incomplete as it relies on brands and users to alert the anti-virus companies of the pirated websites that they have detected. Those which have not yet been detected will not be included in the blacklist, thus allowing users to be vulnerable to data theft. Because most phishing websites make their money within the first 48 hours of their bogus sites being up and running, the blacklists really serve no real purpose once the damage is done.

Certilane is the only service of its kind that immediately prevents a user for unauthentic websites that could do him harm, protecting him better and more securely than a simple antivirus software.

Recently, the Anti-Phishing Working Group published a study that found 58% of all phishing websites are now using HTTPS. Some reports put that number as high as 90%. Source: https://www.thesslstore.com/blog/https-phishing-the-rise-of-url-based-attacks/
HTTPS only means that the data exchanges on the website are secure. However, it does not mean that the user is on a legitimate, and not hacked, website. And it doesn't mean that the website itself cannot be copied

Only Certilane confirms that internet users are on a legitimate and authentic website.

There are several types of SSL certificates, paid and free. Anyone can request an SSL certificate from a certificate supplier, typically a web hosting company, for $50-75. An SSL certificate can be acquired for a hacked or copied website and is often down to give a sense of false security to an internet user. Because of this, personal data can end up in the wrong hands and often does.

An SSL certificate does not certify that a user is on an authentic website: only Certilane provides this assurance and end-user confidence across the board

The LaneCode works together with our Certilane application available here. If a website is copied and the Certilane logo, or LaneCode is added, all you need to do is to click on the logo. The application will confirm that no valid request for authenticity was received, confirming that the user is indeed on a fake site. The dialog between the website and the Certilane application uses our patented technology that cannot be copied or compromised in any way.

Certilane operates in a completely anonymous way and never collects private information such as a user's real name, email address or phone number. There is no need to subscribe to anything at all. We only ask the user to create a personal and confidential Username. Once the application is downloaded, it can be used to scan the QR code linked to the LaneCode logo that is present on the website being accessed. The scanning of the QR code only needs to happen once, as it activates the dialog between the computer accessing the website and the application holding the Certilane information. Because we do not collect or store any personal user data, we cannot and do not sell this information to third parties.

Certilane respects the privacy of our users: we never store or resell any personal data because it is not required to use our services

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