Netcraft Anti-Phishing Toolbar Available for Download

Another security program that is interesting to try and I think one feature that is attractive with this toolbar is… user can report a phished URL to help other people because once confirmed it is a phished URL, it will be blocked so other users will not become a victim

Netcraft Anti-Phishing Toolbar Available for Download

“The Netcraft Toolbar uses Netcraft’s enormous databases of web site information to show you all the attributes of each site you visit on the Web, including the sites’ hosting location, country, longevity and popularity.

Toolbar features include:
Clear display of sites’ hosting location at all times helps you validate fraudulent urls (e.g. the main online banking site of a large US bank is unlikely to be hosted in the former Soviet Union).

Once you report a phishing URL, it is blocked for other community members subsequently accessing it. The leverage of widely disseminated attacks (people constructing phishing attacks send literally millions of electronic mails in the expectation that some will reach customers of the bank) is utilized to expedite blocking of the fraud site.

Natively traps cross site scripting and other suspicious urls containing characters which have no common purpose other than to deceive.
Netcraft supervisor validation is used to contain the impact of any false reporting of urls.

Display of browser navigational controls (toolbar & address bar) in all windows, to defend against pop up windows which attempt to hide the navigational controls to disguise location.

Happily coexists with Google and other Toolbars.”

Read more in http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2004/12/28/netcraft_antiphishing_toolbar_available_for_download.html

or http://toolbar.netcraft.com/

A tutorial is also available – http://toolbar.netcraft.com/help/tutorials/using.html

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