The Cyscon Security Shield was developed as an extension for the Firefox browser. You should offer users greater security when browsing by giving through the advertisements of particularly trustworthy websites respectively domains, users indicate whether a respective side by Cyscon is regularly checked for malware, hacker attacks and other manipulations. The add-on is compatible with all Firefox issues from version 35. Among the supported languages German, English, French, Russian, Ukrainian, Slovenian, Spanish and Italian.
Cyscon confirms the user as well, that the holder of the domain in question was reviewed. By clicking on the little “green shield”, he will be redirected to the certificate, on which he finds additional information on the currently visited website.
To classify a page by Cyscon as’ very trustworthy “to let a Web site operator must be registered with the provider. Because only when a Web page is scanned regularly by Cyscon and is free of malware and other Kompromitierungen, the respective Web page is classified by the vendor as “very trustworthy”.
Another function is based on the Cyber Threat Detection cloud of Cyscon. It serves to block malicious Web content such as phishing or malware sites. To this end, asks the browser in real time the competent Cyscon server and checks to what extent the referring website delivers malware or other dangerous contents. Should the user encounter a Web page that delivers malicious content at the time of his visit, he receives a warning.
In the data held by the Cyscon Cyber Threat Detection cloud about 40,000 new phishing and malware pages are daily recorded and monitored over their lifetime away according to the supplier.
The add-on provides users also have the option URLs, which they consider a phishing or malware site, when they are not warned to submit for review to Cyscon. To this end, he clicks first on the small sign on the right in the browser bar, then in the resulting context menu, click “Report Abuse”. Following the following reporting to the Cyber-detection systems of the supplier, the user is redirected to the results page. He then receives detailed results through appropriate findings on the domain.
Whenever the user visits a site that has the Cyscon knowledge that she was the victim of a cyber attack and cybercriminals have penetrated into the systems of the provider, the browser extension keeps detailed information found on the data theft ready. To get more information about it, he has to “sign with the two yellow exclamation mark” button.
In addition, the “Security Breach” alert message holds general and detailed information about a data theft to the user ready. Clicking “in the news”, he will be redirected to an article which contains details about a recent data theft.
And whenever the user visits a website, in which it was announced that he has delivered in recent days malware via banners, informed the Firefox addon on this incident. For detailed information on this incident are then “read Security Warning” on the link to view.
Should a user in the previous days these online services have actually visited, he stopped to examine his PC much for malware. To this end, he clicks on the link “Check for malicious software”.
On the landing page linked there he then takes a step-by-step instructions with which he can make the security of its Windows PCs again. In addition to providing tools that specialize in identifying and deleting possible malicious software, can be found there also tips on software to harden a system.