Mar 112008
 

Microsoft last week released the first Beta release of the much discussed Internet Explorer 8. This is meant for Developers and web designers to get a first hand access to the new browser. If you are an eager web enthusiast who wants to try the Internet explorer 8 browser or a developer or a System admin then try this in your test or development environments. Do not deploy this browser yet into production in any organisation

The primary focus behind Internet Explorer 8 is making Internet Explorer 8 compliant standards, improve web experience and improve security.

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Feb 102008
 

Internet Explorer has a built-in Anti-Phishing feature using Phishing Filter. Phishing Filter in Internet Explorer helps detect phishing websites.

Phishing Filter uses three methods to help protect you from phishing scams. First, it compares the addresses of websites you visit against a list of sites reported to Microsoft as legitimate. This list is stored on your computer. Second, it helps analyze the sites you visit to see if they have the characteristics common to a phishing website. Third, with your consent, Phishing Filter sends some website addresses to Microsoft to be further checked against a frequently updated list of reported phishing websites.

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Jan 282008
 

Last week a close friend of mine turned out to be a victim of Phishing scam and understandably was very upset. Phishers send well crafted emails as if coming from a valid source like your bank tricking you to enter your bank account or any portal (like eBay or Paypal) details including login and password or PIN numbers . Once, you enter the details, they are sent to remote servers. Now, that's more than anything for the hackers to loot money out of your account.

Taking seecurity seriously, we will discuss the community aided Netcraft tool bar for Internet Explorer & Firefox. First of all, I have to applaud NetCraft toolbar as by far the best toolbar that you can get for free. When I tested a new eBay scam email URL, no other toolbar other than NetCraft can catch the Phishing URL.

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