Thunderbird to get anti-phishing features

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 26 2005 @ 13:59 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
You have all seen them: urgent-looking e-mails (hopefully caught by your junk filter) informing you that your ebay account is about to be suspended or that your bank needs you to reconfirm your account information because of suspicious activity. Known as phishing, it is a particular scam that seems to be growing in popularity among identity thieves. In response to the problem, a group of developers of the open-source e-mail client Thunderbird have begun to implement an anti-phishing feature into the application.

More info at Arstechnica


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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