IE 6 Gets IE 7 Phishing Filter

Microsoft Corp. has quietly backported one of the security improvements slated for the new Internet Explorer 7 browser into IE 6.0, but the giveaway comes with a small catch.

The Microsoft Phishing Filter, which is being embedded into IE 7, will now be available in IE 6 but only via an add-on to the MSN Search Toolbar.

A free 1.3MB download of the anti-phishing add-on is now available in beta form for IE 6/MSN Search Toolbar users running Windows XP SP2 (Service Pack 2).

Samantha McManus, a business strategy manager at Microsoft, said the toolbar add-on uses the same back-end technology as the phishing protection built into IE 7. IE 6 Gets IE 7 Phishing Filter

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 20th October 2005 9:50PM