Security

Fighting phishing and defending IM

Google adapts its e-mail service to foil online fraudsters. Microsoft is also out to nail phishers, and faces a worm targeting MSN Messenger.

Google adapts its e-mail service to foil online fraudsters. Microsoft is also out to nail phishers, and faces a worm targeting MSN Messenger.

Gmail tries out antiphishing tools

Google's Web-based e-mail service is testing technology to help members spot fake messages linked to online fraud schemes.
April 4, 2005

E-mail worm graduates to IM

Chod.B worm is now spreading over MSN Messenger, after propagating over e-mail systems last week.
April 4, 2005

previous coverage

Microsoft launches 117 anti-phishing suits

Software giant goes after those who faked MSN and Hotmail sites to trick people into handing over billing info.
March 31, 2005

Phishers change bait as IM use grows

Scammers are increasingly using IM to launch phishing attacks, according to a report.
March 30, 2005

Does IM stand for insecure messaging?

Trojan horses are galloping toward instant-messaging users, and the attackers are getting smarter.
March 23, 2005