Phishing Philter

In my meeting with Julian Bajkowski, one thing we spoke about was the introduction of a Phishing filter for IE7.

I didn't have all the answers to the Julian's questions on this, at the time.

I have subsequently found some info, such as a post from the IE7 team, as well these articles "Introducing Phishing Filter in IE" and "Anti-Phishing Whitepaper".

However, you don't need to wait for IE7 to experience this. There is an phishing filter add-in for the MSN Toolbar too. The UI is a bit different, but the technology is the same.

The Phishing Filter Add-in offers access to the beta version of a new dynamic online service, updated several times an hour to warn you and help protect your personal information from these fraudulent websites by:

  • Scanning websites you visit and warning you if they are potentially suspicious.
  • Dynamically checking the web sites you visit with up to the hour online information via an online service run by Microsoft and blocking you from sharing personal information if a site is a known phishing website.

** Update: New enhancements to Phishing Filter protection for IE

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