Cleaning Phish with a Hammer

Two must-have features I am planning to add to PhishGuard are: Require the user to approve hyperlink activation from within e-mail clients using a security dialog that clearly displays destination URL. Disable all hyperlinks in e-mail clients Implementing these two features for just Outlook and Outlook Express should stop most phishing attacks on Windows platforms.  It's a brutal solution, … Continue reading Cleaning Phish with a Hammer


In Payments News, Scott Loftesness points to a Stanford research project that does what I intended to with my PhishGuard project.  Similar in both name and form, SpoofGuard is an IE-only browser plugin that helps the user against phishing attacks.  They have also made open sourced SpoofGuard so many similar plugins are likely to appear soon. Update … Continue reading SpoofGuard