Do you keep your anti-phishing settings enabled in

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  1. ratchet

    ratchet Registered Member

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    IE and Firefox.
     
  2. MikeBCda

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    No (neither one) -- they definitely slow things down. And the best anti-phishing protection is probably still to rely on your own Favorites/Bookmarks rather than following links, especially ones that come in the mail.
     
  3. Franklin

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    FF user here and I have turned off FF's inbuilt anti-phishing as I use openDNS which provides much the same service.

    http://www.opendns.com/
     
  4. Bob D

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    No.
    Using K-Meleon here. No anti phishing capabilities.
    There ARE security concerns regarding password managers IF you should fall for phishing / link "forging":
    http://www.info-svc.com/news/11-21-2006/
    Which is why I don't have important passwords in my password manager.
    Alert in K-meleon forum (post #7):
    http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/forum/read.php?1,69046,69065#msg-69065
    Agreed. Only passwords in my PW Mgr are those for forums / non critical sites.
     
  5. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Anti-phishing is a useless thing, I think. You need to be fairly clueless to get owned by a link.
    Mrk
     
  6. cheater87

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    i have them on and I don't notice any slow down. If there was some I would be ok I would choose safety over speed.
     
  7. WSFuser

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    i disabled anti-phishing in IE7 but i keep Firefox's anti-phishing on (using downloaded list).
     
  8. The Hammer

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    Have it on in IE7.
     
  9. acr1965

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    The IE7 anti-phishing is just a disquised form of trackware from M$.
     
  10. The Hammer

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    How did you discover this? :rolleyes:
     
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  12. The Hammer

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    Well if Bill wants to follow me around thats ok, although I don't think thats the intent here.
     
  13. acr1965

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    Does M$ really have to check against all the sites in your browser history to discover whether a site is known for phishing? And then M$ gathers all the browser information it can, adds the history and visited sites info and sends all that bundled to their databases just to inform a person whether or not they have landed on a phishing site? No thanks.
     
  14. Tommy

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    As it does not slow down the surfing i leave it enabled in Opera. You never know for what it's good.
     
  15. lodore

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    how do i turn it off in firefox?
    lodore
     
  16. TheQuest

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    Hi, lodore

    Tools>Options>Security>[Then Uncheck]Tell me if the site I'm........

    Wishing you a Healthy and happy new Year.

    Take Care,
    TheQuest :cool:
     
  17. The Hammer

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    No they don't. However it's probably set up this way for the masses or the computer illiterate unlike FF which has a down-loadable list apparently according to WSFuser's post..
     
  18. nadirah

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    Yes, I always keep it on. You never know when it might come in handy.
     
  19. WSFuser

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    well Firefox has two ways to block phishing site. either a list that Firefox downloads or it can use Google's list.
     
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