McAfee updates target ‘phishing’

McAfee has released updates to its spam prevention service and personal firewall software to help home users combat a growing form of online fraud known as “phishing.”

The new version of SpamKiller, released Tuesday, uses a multilayered filtering engine to help keep in-boxes free of unsolicited, fraudulent and malicious e-mails including phishing scams, the company said. The filter is based on Bayesian technology, which learns from past examples to determine what kind of e-mails should be blocked. The filter also can detect codes hidden inside e-mail images used to evade antispam engines.

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