Microsoft Enhances Phishing Protection

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 12:42 pm

Microsoft Corp. announced that three new data providers, Cyota Inc., Internet Identity and MarkMonitor Inc., will be regularly providing Microsoft with information on confirmed phishing Web sites as part of efforts to help enhance the protection offered by Microsoft Phishing Filter and Microsoft SmartScreen Technology.

Microsoft Phishing Filter, introduced in July 2005, helps protect customers from phishing scams when they are browsing the Internet and is available via the Phishing Filter Add-in for the MSN Search Toolbar, which launched in final release today, and the upcoming release of Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Vista and Windows XP Service Pack 2, both currently in beta 1 testing.

The phishing information provided by the phishing data providers will also be used to help Microsoft SmartScreen Technology detect phishing scams in e-mail sent to MSN Hotmail and Windows Live Mail beta customers. This cooperation underscores Microsoft’s goal of continuing to work with a number of organizations to employ an effective mix of data sources and other resources to help protect customers.


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