New EarthLink Mac software fights phishing scams

Internet Service Provider (ISP) EarthLink on Monday launched TotalAccess 2005 for Macintosh a new version of the access software EarthLink offers its subscribers. It works with EarthLink’s broadband and dialup services and is available for download now. New features of TotalAccess 2005 for Macintosh includes ScanBlocker, which blocks users from visiting known or suspected Web sites involved in “phishing,” a scam where consumers are tricked into giving personal information on a Web page that looks like a trusted source, such as a financial institution or a company with which they already have an account.

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