Study shows antiphishing toolbars are ineffective

A new study of antiphishing toolbars has come to a stark conclusion about their effectiveness none of them are any good.

A week ago, a report from SSmartWare Consulting, in Herndon, Va., told the world that Mozilla's Firefox 2.0 had the best antiphishing capabilities, while a month ago a report from 3Sharp LLC claimed Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7.0 was the best.

But however independent their methodology seemed, those reports were sponsored by the companies -- Mozilla and Microsoft Corp. -- that triumphed in each test, a fact that undermined their reliability somewhat in many people’s eyes. Study shows antiphishing toolbars are ineffective

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 20th November 2006 11:50PM