Why Phishers Don't Fear SSL Toolbars


Do antiphishing toolbars in web browsers stop phishing attacks? No. Can they reduce them, even for savvy users? Yes. Are they all equally effective? No.

MIT researchers found that users are highly likely to ignore anti-phishing toolbars... especially those designed to verify SSL certificates. Why Phishers Don't Fear SSL Toolbars

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 11th May 2006 12:25AM