Sunday, October 08, 2006

Taking the battle to the phishers

"University of Illinois at Chicago is working with some financial institutions (he can't say which) on the anti-phishing agent, so there is commercial interest. "We'll be providing them complex code, user names, and passwords," he says. "And they will be able to see the phishing traffic" and disable it and track the phishers for eventual prosecution, for instance. "

This would be really interesting. So far we have seen few approaches including that of building a database of phishing sites. Though that is a slow and evolving process, but not good enough to stop phishing attacks. This anti phishing agent may just be the answer to provide quick solution to phishing attacks.

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