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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