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Symantec Takes on the Battle of Phishing

Posted by: , 06:54 AEST, Tue June 27, 2006

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Phishing is the term for scams that gather personal information from fake websites
Symantec has joined the phray by announcing their own standalone antiphishing tool, called Norton Confidential.

Norton Confidential will warn users of any web browser or e-mail program when they are about to visit a suspected phishing site, and also adds a background encryption layer for the user's web-based passwords. It uses a combination of known "block lists" and heuristic analysis to warn against or block out phishing sites. More...

Credit: Ars Technica


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