Tag Archives: Anti-phishing software

The Demise of the Anti-phishing Toolbar?

By | September 23, 2005

Must confess I missed this when it first kicked in, but could it be the nail in the ‘anti-phishing toolbar’ coffin? EarthLink lands a win, according to ZDNet, after being sued by a bank incorrectly flagged as a phishing website: EarthLink had warned its customers who installed a free “ScamBlocker” toolbar–and visited AssociatedBank.com–that the Web site was “potentially fraudulent”… Read More »

Anti-Phishing Passwords

By | August 2, 2005

An obvious but effective technique against phishing, here: altering each password so it’s tied to the domain name of the site. Then, if you’re trying to sign in to a phishing fake site, the password won’t match and won’t work. Here’s the story from InformationWeek – Stanford Computer Scientists Unveil New Anti-Phishing Software : A pair of Stanford… Read More »

The Toolbar That Works

By | May 25, 2005

Netcraft is now offering a Firefox version of its excellent anti-phishing Toolbar. The toolbar runs on any operating system supported by Firefox and displays the hosting location, country, longevity, popularity, and an abstracted risk rating for each site visited. Additionally, the toolbar blocks access to phishing sites reported by other members of the Netcraft Toolbar community and validated by… Read More »

The Phishing War Escalates

By | December 7, 2004

The guys at Netcraft, a British security consultancy that has done a good job of tracking, exploring and warning about phishing, say they’ve come across the first case of cross site scripting being used in the wild for phishing purposes. This isn’t as arcane as it sounds, since it allows phishers to make their lure appear to even… Read More »