McAfee faces phoney phishing claims

McAfee has been forced to backtrack on claims that one of its products was misrepresented in a test of anti phishing toolbars. According to McAfee, last month's Microsoft sponsored report by researchers 3Sharp, which rated the software as poor at detecting phishing websites, was unfair because the version of SiteAdvisor assessed had never been designed to perform this function.

The company also said 3Sharp had refused to remove SiteAdvisor from the study, despite its requests to do so, resulting in the product receiving an embarrassingly low score of only 3 out of a possible 200. - Security News - McAfee faces phoney phishing claims

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 22nd November 2006 2:08AM