Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Phishing toolbars: all hopeless

Antiphishing toolbars designed to protect users from web scams are failing to fulfil their promise, reports Techworld. A new study of anti-phishing toolbars has come to a stark conclusion about their effectiveness - none of them are any good.

A week ago, a report from SmartWare told the world that Mozilla's Firefox 2.0 had the best antiphishing capabilities, while a month ago a report from 3sharp claimed Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7.0 was tops.

But however independent their methodology, those reports were sponsored by the companies – Mozilla and Microsoft – that triumphed in each test, a fact that has undermined their reliability in many people's eyes.

Read the article HERE.

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McAfee faces phoney phishing claims


McAfee has been forced to backtrack on claims that one of its products was misrepresented in a test of anti-phishing toolbars.

Read the article HERE.

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