More than 450 Phishing Attacks Used SSL in 2005


In its first year, the Netcraft Toolbar Community has identified more than 450 confirmed phishing URLs using "https" urls to present a secure connection using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). The number of phishing attacks using SSL is significant for several reasons. Anti-phishing education initiatives have often urged Internet users to look for the SSL "golden lock" as an indicator of a site's legitimacy. Although phishers have been using SSL in attacks for more than a year, the trend seems to have drawn relatively little notice from users and the technology press. Netcraft: More than 450 Phishing Attacks Used SSL in 2005

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 29th December 2005 2:35AM