Microsoft strengthens anti-phishing filters

Microsoft is bolstering the anti-phishing capabilities of its products by signing up three companies to help update its filtering technology.

Microsoft is bolstering the anti-phishing capabilities of its products by signing up three companies to help update its filtering technology.

Phishing is where remote attackers try to dupe internet users to provide sensitive information such as log-in details or online banking details with the aim of committing fraud.

Such phishing threats come through rogue e-mails or fake websites designed to look like genuine sites.

Microsoft is using three companies to provide anti-phishing security to its MSN Search toolbar, the Smartscreen e-mail filter and its forthcoming Internet Explorer 7 browser.

Cyota, MarkMonitor and Internet Identity are being used to bolster Microsoft's anti-phishing filters to protect these products.

They are providing data to Microsoft to enable the company to prevent existing and emerging phishing threats.

The Smartscreen e-mail filter protects Microsoft's Hotmail e-mail service, the Windows Live Mail beta and Microsoft's Outlook and Exchange e-mail software.

Internet Explorer 7 is now in limited beta and will be released next year to work with the Windows Vista operating system, which is due for release in late 2006. It will also be available to users of Windows XP Service Pack 2.

 

CW+

Features

Enjoy the benefits of CW+ membership, learn more and join.

Read more on Operating systems software

0 comments

Oldest 

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchCIO

SearchSecurity

  • Dissecting the Hack

    In this excerpt from chapter three of Dissecting the Hack: The V3RB0TEN Network, authors Jayson E. Street, Kristin Sims and Brian...

  • Digital Identity Management

    In this excerpt of Digital Identity Management, authors Maryline Laurent and Samia Bousefrane discuss principles of biometrics ...

  • Becoming a Global Chief Security Executive Officer

    In this excerpt of Becoming a Global Chief Security Executive Officer: A How to Guide for Next Generation Security Leaders, ...

SearchNetworking

SearchDataCenter

SearchDataManagement

Close