Microsoft® Phishing Filter Add-in for MSN® Search Toolbar 3.0.4702.0

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by NICK ADSL UK, Dec 7, 2005.

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    NICK ADSL UK Administrator

    May 13, 2003
    Phishing (pronounced "Fishing") is one of the fastest growing threats on the Internet and a form of identity theft. It refers to high-tech scams using phony web sites with actual brands designed to steal valuable personal information such as usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, and Social Security numbers.

    Often an e-mail will be sent containing a link taking you to a fraudulent Web site appearing to be valid (like your bank or mortgage company) so that you'll enter your personal information. By using well-known, trusted brand names and logos, phishers are able to convince you to respond to them.

    The Phishing Filter Add-in offers access to 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.

    Requires: Win XP SP2, IE 6 and MSN Toolbar installed.
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