Phishy Investment Plans

Was chatting the other day with Johannes Ullrich from the SANS Internet Storm Center and he mentioned that the anti-phishing toolbar he's using from Web site security firm Netcraft flagged an investment site he found as a phishing scam.

I've been meaning to install this toolbar for quite some time, and was glad I did. It provides links you can use to find out how long a site has been online, which companies are hosting it, who owns it -- that sort of thing. The toolbar also sports a color-coded "risk rating" that red-flags sites with suspicious traits, like if it has a newly registered domain name or is on a network known for hosting fraud sites.

When I visited -- the investment site Johannes mentioned -- the toolbar popped up a warning: Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer Security - (

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 1st November 2005 12:00AM