Who Owns This Warning Panel ?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by John Bull, Mar 12, 2010.

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  1. John Bull

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    Hi John,

    Firefox... in options under security.
     
  3. Saraceno

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    Opera and Chrome have similar warnings with phishing sites.

    A lot of their information is coming from: http://www.phishtank.com/

    You can go to phishtank and test a few links. Today, Opera seems to have added the links the quickest.

    Opera warning on today's link
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    Chrome missed, but will add it later. Otherwise, site will fool user into providing facebook login details.
    Cam site.png

    Chrome warning on yesterday's links.
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    Well ! Jumpin Jiminy, I never knew and I had to waste the valuable time of somebody who must surely be one of the most qualified people in Wales to tell me ! I bet the Postman would have known, but my Rottie won`t let him anywhere near the house, so I could`nt have asked him.

    I have checked the "Block reported attack sites" under Security, but I never knew they would display a panel, just thought they would BLOCK them.

    Had Firefox shown THEIR logo instead of that damned Traffic Warden, I would`nt have had to appear such a dumb-bell. Ding-Dong.

    I feel a real twit raising such a question on the Forum. Still, we live and learn don`t we ?

    My very best wishes to you - Goofy
    alias John Bull

    Cymru am byth
     
  5. Saraceno

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    John, not many people know this. Some would think it's their AV throwing up the warning, or the alert itself is part of the site, or a website that's down.

    It's firefox, opera, chrome doing their part to protect users. Opera seems to display the most clear warning using their name/logo in the warning.

    Keep in mind, not all of the links on phishtank are 'valid' phishing sites. So only some will be blocked by firefox, opera etc.

    Here's another:

    Opera warning
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    Notice site will steal a user's login details. Clicking on any other links for support etc won't work (a sign the page is there to steal info).
    wow phish.jpg
     
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