Tuesday, 18 October 2005

If you have the MSN Toolbar on IE6, go grab the new beta Phishing Filter (shouldn't that be PHilter?) and install it.

The Phishing Filter Add-in offers access to the beta version of a new dynamic online service, updated several times an hour to warn you and help protect your personal information from these fraudulent websites by:  

  • Scanning websites you visit and warning you if they are potentially suspicious.
  • Dynamically checking the web sites you visit with up to the hour online information via an online service run by Microsoft and blocking you from sharing personal information if a site is a known phishing website. 

I only get, ohhhhh... maybe 50 phishes a day (seriously), so I checked my email from tonight, chose one of the several PayPal phishes that arrived this evening (most of which still had live web sites associated with them) and found the new add-in for the MSN Search Toolbar did the job quite well. It caught the page and blocked my ability to enter info into the form fields (click the image to view full size):

Phish Blocked by MSN Search Toolbar Phishing Filter

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Tuesday, 18 October 2005 21:16:36 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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Friday, 21 October 2005 08:45:33 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Oh, how I understand you! I also getting tons of phishing email per week. I installed Scam Sensor for Outlook and it does a trick: it warns me and I simply don't click any links in phishing emails. I plan also to install this tool on my parents' computer to stop worry about them.
Alex Mendez
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