Tuesday, October 18, 2005

The Fight Against Phishing Sites

CNET News.com reported a few days ago that a new study suggests that the fight against "phishing" attacks may be growing more successful.

As the article explains, phishing involves sending e-mail to "lure victims to malicious Web sites, where they are duped into disclosing log-ins and usernames for Web sites and other sensitive information (...) . The messages are typically spoofed to look like they come from a bank or other trusted company."

Phishing opponents, according to the article, are now able to take down the fake websites in an average of 5.5 days, down from 5.9 days in July.

For more on phishing, see my July 5, 2005 post on Phishing Resources.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 7:30 pm


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