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Re: [SLE] Anti-Phishing Toolbar Now Available For Firefox
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 28 May 2005 11:45:11 +0200
  • Message-id: <200505281145.11458.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 28 May 2005 11:30, Kevanf1 wrote:
> Erm, there has been a plug in toolbar available for Firefox since well
> before December 2004 called SpoofStick. It is also an anti phishing
> tool in that it will tell the user whether or not they are on the site
> that is listed in the main address bar.

Er, you are always on the site listed in the address bar, unless someone has
been tampering with DNS records.

What SpoofStick does is to remove all the extraneous rubbish that spoofers put
in their URLs to make it harder to read. It will simply strip out the domain
part of the URL and present it to you in an easy to read fashion. Not exactly
ground breaking security research, but for the stressed browser user it can
make things easier


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