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anti-phishing/fraud products

by sfpdiaspora / December 17, 2004 9:44 AM PST

Found a pretty useful product (this is not an advertisement!) called FraudEliminator that blocks phishing and fraud websites. The feature I like is that it also identifies where each website you're viewing is hosted---so you can see what country it's in. And it's free, as all good things are.

My mother recently fell for a phishing scam purporting to be from SunTrust so I installed this on her machine. It's at www.fraudeliminator.com.

Another good one is EarthLink ScamBlocker but it's not quite as easy to use. There's also SpoofStick (www.spoofstick.com).


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Deepnet Explorer
by Brent Welch / December 17, 2004 10:43 AM PST

I've read about this browser, but haven't tried it out yet.

Phishing Alarm blocks scam

This unique feature offers protection against the fastest moving threat on the internet. The ?Phishing Alarm? will alert you if you are being the target of a phishing scam. It works by using both a blacklist of known phishing sites and by analysing the URLs and Web sites."


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it's not so hot
by sfpdiaspora / December 17, 2004 12:35 PM PST
In reply to: Deepnet Explorer

I've tried Deepnet, and it's not terrible, but I really don't think it's the best solution. Creating a whole new browser just to deal with phishing?

You're much better off with FraudEliminator or ScamBlocker; it's a simple plugin that installs in a minute.

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by thaythong / December 18, 2004 3:39 PM PST

It appears that fraudeliminator is a more comprehensive product than spoofstick (www.corestreet.com). However, it is based on Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Spoofstick gives users the choice of either IE or Firefox.


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