8/25/2005

Microsoft to Expand Anti-Phishing Tool

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 6:39 am

Microsoft Corp. will soon make available to the general public a tool for warning users about “phishing” scams that could lead to identity theft.

Currently, such a tool comes only with the Internet Explorer 7 browser, which is available in tests only to a select group of developers.

But within a few weeks, Microsoft will incorporate it into a toolbar for older versions of IE. While still officially a test, the anti-phishing tool will be available to anyone running the Windows XP operating system with the Service Pack 2 security upgrade from last summer.

The company will eventually make it available to older Windows systems, too.

Source: AP

 

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