Audit Clears MS Phishing Filter as Privacy Risk


A third party audit of the new phishing filter built into the Internet Explorer 7 browser and the MSN Toolbar has given the technology a thumbs up on the sensitive issue of user privacy.

Jefferson Wells International, an IT auditing group, has validated Microsoft's assurances that the phishing filter does not transmit any personally identifiable information without explicit user consent and that any URL information sent from the user's browser cannot be traced back to the surfer's personal information. Audit Clears MS Phishing Filter as Privacy Risk

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 11th May 2006 8:05AM