Tag Archives: Netcraft

The Death of WorldCom

By | May 6, 2006

WorldCom, once the U.S.’ second largest long distance phone company before falling into bankruptcy and fraud convictions, is no more. At least, as a name. As Netcraft, a UK-based Internet monitoring and security company, records: WorldCom.com has been taken offline, erasing the web’s last traces of the brand that became a symbol of white collar crime and the… 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 »

A Honeypot To Catch A Phisher

By | May 20, 2005

Netcraft. the British Internet security consultancy, highlight a new Honeynet Report on Traffic to Phishing Sites, showing that despite months of intensive anti-fraud education efforts by the banking industry a lot of people still click on through to fraudulent phishing sites: The study of phishing scams hosted on cracked web servers from The Honeynet Project documented two recent… Read More »

The Anti-Phishing Toolbars That Didn’t

By | April 3, 2005

Here are the results of the toolbars that didn’t work out for me. Remember, the attack is clever enough to appear as a legitimate website in the URL box. The question is: Will the toolbar realise that’s not the only source of data appearing on the webpage?   Earthlink’s Scamblocker toolbar came out neutral: The text reads While… Read More »

Phishing Toolbars — The One That Works

By | April 3, 2005

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 attack. Some readers… Read More »