anti-phishing toolbar

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by carry, May 13, 2007.

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  1. carry

    carry Registered Member

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    Hi
    I want to hear your opinion on anti phishing toolbar.
    Which one to choose,and is it useful to have it ?
    Also compatibility with anti virus or/ and " anti-other" softwares
    I am running both IE 6 and Firefox 1.5.0.11-
    Thanks for advices-
    carry-
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    I think that such products are a useless hype. If you got more than one braincell, you should not fall for any "social engineering" trap.
    Mrk
     
  3. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    The latest versions of IE Explorer (7.0) and Firefox (2.0) have anti-phishing built into the browser.
     
  4. Huwge

    Huwge Registered Member

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    I have disabled mine. I wont click on links from emails and use my bookmarks to get to the sites I need
     
  5. Rainwalker

    Rainwalker Registered Member

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    Hello Huwge.........i understand about emails, but what about bookmarks ? I am presumming your saying you do not use bookmarks...........of course if this is what you meant then way have bookmarks in the first place ?
     
  6. Huwge

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    I mean I only use my bookmarks for my banks etc
     
  7. carry

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    thank you all for feed back,:)
    ca-
     
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    This is a tad late, but I'd recommend Netcraft Toolbar for anti-phishing purposes. I have been using it with Firefox without any problems. It requires separate installations for both browsers the original poster mentions. Not sure about IE but for Fx it installs as extension.

    http://toolbar.netcraft.com/

    As someone mentioned, it might be "useless hype" but after all we are all human with human weaknesses so I gather having little extra for safeguarding doesn't hurt.
     
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