Why Phishers Don't Fear SSL Toolbars

Posted by zanek on May 9, 2006 5:00 PM EDT
Email Battles; By BJ Gillette
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In the rosy scenario provided by SSL Certificate Authorities, users would be instantly warned off when a web site contained no certification that verified its authenticity. Thus, the anti-phishing toolbar would protect the unwary from the moral turpitudes of predators. In practice, however, researchers have found that anti-phishing toolbars for web browsers that depend on verification of SSL certificates are the least likely of all to stop phishing. Email Battles explains why.

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