Tuesday, November 28, 2006

In the News: Another article on our Anti-Phishing Toolbar Study


By contrast, the new study, Finding Phish: An Evaluation of Anti-Phishing Toolbars [jih - we actually spelled it "Phinding Phish"], was conducted by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, backed by organisations as worthily anodyne as the US National Science Foundation and the US Army Research Office.


Even the best of the bunch - Earthlink, Netcraft, Google, Coudmark, and Explorer 7 - detected only 85 percent of fraudulent websites, a good but far from secure level of effectiveness. The rest scored under the 50 percent mark, with McAfee’s SiteAdvisor unable to spot any.

Here's a link to our study, Phinding Phish: An Evaluation of Anti-Phishing Toolbars

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