Firefox to fight phishing

by Antony

News from Cnet News.com, the new version of Firefox will include protection against phishing scams, and might use technology from Google.

The phishing shield is a key new security feature planned for Firefox 2, slated for release in the third quarter of this year, Mozilla's Mike Shaver said in an interview Tuesday.
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With the continued rise in online attacks, security tools have become something Web browser makers can use to try to stand out. Microsoft plans to include features to protect Web surfers against online scams in Internet Explorer 7, due later in 2006. Similar functionality is already in Netscape 8 and Opera 8, both released last year.

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While Firefox 2 will get a phishing shield, no decision has been made on how it will be incorporated in Firefox, Shaver said. "Google, like others who contribute to the project, have contributed code and expertise for us to experiment with," he said. "We haven't committed to a given approach, a given technology or a given partner."

For more detail, please read Firefox to get phishing shield (C|net News.com, 8 March 2006)
related link: Google Safe Browsing for Firefox an extension to Firefox, from Google. Currently, it's in Beta.
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Posted by Antony Shen on March 8, 2006 6:00 PM

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