Firefox antiphishing feature beats Internet Explorer in Mozilla test


In the wake of increased spam bombarding corporate systems, Mozilla is touting a new phishing detection feature in Firefox 2.0, calling it an extra layer of protection in the fight to block phishing attacks...Analysts say Mozilla is trying to shift the topic of browser security from Microsoft, which recently launched Internet Explorer 7 (IE 7) to the latest release of Firefox. Mozilla recently conducted a study comparing the ability of antiphishing filters in IE 7 and Firefox 2.0 to flag potential phishing attack sites. The browser maker's results showed Firefox ahead of IE 7.

"Catching phishing sites is incredibly difficult, because sites go up and down very quickly," said Window Snyder, chief of Firefox security at Mozilla. "We're adding an extra layer of security to warn users of potential phishing sites." Firefox antiphishing feature beats Internet Explorer in Mozilla test

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 14th November 2006 10:56PM