Microsoft uses data mining to fight phishing

Microsoft is using data-mining techniques from a third party in its Internet browsers to guard against "phishing" attacks, where dubious Web sites try to harvest personal information from unknowing victims. Digital Resolve, of Norcross, Georgia, announced Tuesday that Microsoft is licensing data that comes from its Trusted Server technology, which crawls the Internet and builds lists of Web sites and their legitimate IP (Internet Protocol) addresses.

The data will be used by the antiphishing filter in Microsoft's Internet Explorer versions 6 and 7 in addition to Windows Live Toolbar, a browser search box, Digital Resolve said. Microsoft nets phishing filter technology | InfoWorld | News | 2006-09-05 | By Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Service

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