Anti-Phishing toolbar released from CipherTrust

By Justin Mann on March 13, 2006, 4:24 PM
Phishing is becoming a bigger and bigger problem over time. Firefox 2.0 plans to incorporate anti-phishing, many e-mail servers are learning how to identify phishing mails, but likely there is still a lot of room for improvement. CipherTrust has released a free toolbar for Outlook and Lotus Notes designed precisely to counter phishing scams in e-mails, set to identify and flag potential scams and phishing attacks. This is a step in the right direction, depending on how accurate and up to date the toolbar remains. While common sense plays a big role in getting scammed, many people don't know how to identify a scam when they see it, and phishers are constantly looking for ways to lure even more. Try it out if you want.




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DragonMaster said:
I just received a fake PayPal mail saying that I changed my e-mail address. (I don't have a PayPal account on that e-mail address)Identifiying it :Simple : It told "click here" to go on the PayPal website. When i put the mouse over the link, I get "http://125.244.123.45/.redirect/paypal/cgi-bin/webscr/Login
index.html" in the status bar which is NOT [url]https://www.paypal.com/[/url]An other solution, if you get something about PayPal, eBay or your bank, go directly on the website in question to solve the problems. Don't use the links on the e-mail.Oh, also, don't buy 100$ Rolex's, magic pills or any other kind, or Windows software.
mentaljedi said:
True wisdom there. So very true.
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