Phishing Filter Prevents E Mail Identity Theft


Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University, working with federal grant monies, have discovered that phishing emails are decidedly different from most other spam, so much so that the fraudulent messages can almost entirely be detected and filtered out.

CMU researchers state that their analysis catches 92.65 percent of phishing attempts. Only 0.12 percent of legitimate messages are miscategorized as fraudulent. This "false positive" percentage is tiny enough that the phishing filter could be added to traditional spam filters even by corporations that can't allow any significant loss of important inbound mail. Phishing Filter Prevents E-Mail Identity Theft

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 19th July 2006 1:26AM