Phishing Toolbars — The One That Works

Last week I wrote in my WSJ.com/AWSJ column (sub required) about the cross site scripting phish I received a few weeks ago (it appeared late because of the Easter holiday.) The point I made in the column is that most of the browser toolbars designed to prevent phishing failed to warn the user of the …

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Phishing Your Yahoo! Account

More evidence that phishers are widening their net. Munir Kotadia of ZDNet Australia reports that Yahoo’s free instant-messaging (IM) service is being targeted by phishers in an attempt to steal usernames, passwords and other personal information. Yahoo confirmed on Thursday its service was being targeted by a phishing scam. According to the search giant, attackers …

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Bloglines Goes International

The folks at Bloglines, a very popular web-based RSS reader and publisher, will today launch an international version with support for six languages, which they hope “may mark a shift in the expansion of blog/RSS reach and usage, heading down the global internet service road paved by eBay and Amazon, etc.” The new internationalized web …

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How To Phish Google

I’ve long believed that phishing emails are just the beginning of a new kind of fraud which is likely to be sophisticated and fast moving. Here’s an example of what they might look like, courtesty of a British computer scientist called Jim Ley, written up at the security website Netcraft. Ley, Netcraft says, “has demonstrated …

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Are Blogs The Future Of Web Design?

Have blogs changed our idea of what constitutes a well-designed webpage? I was reading Wired’s interesting piece on guerrilla webpage redesign, where disgruntled folk take the content of a badly designed website and make their own mirror, throwing out the Javascript, cookies, confusing menus, bugs, excessive art-junk for a slimmed down, simplified imitation on their …

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Fraud For Sale

Online fraud and other forms of Internet crime is a business, openly sold over the Internet.   British-based Internet security company Netcraft says they’re receiving spam advertising dozens of “fraud hosting” websites that offer services and gather together those interested in such pursuits. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, most are Russian. But not all.   Carderportal.com resolves to …

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News: Another way to get your fix

Another way of getting news      I’ve talked ad nauseam about RSS feeds — a method of getting you snippets of news and whatnot but not clogging your inbox, or exposing you to more spam — but if you find it all a bit fiddly, you might want to try this option. ToolButton Inc. …

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Column: Klips

Loose Wire: When Push Comes to Shove By Jeremy Wagstaff from the 25 April 2002 edition of the Far Eastern Economic Review, (c) 2003, Dow Jones & Company, Inc. I think I can safely say it, though others have been saying it for years: Push is dead. In which case I’d like to be the …

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