The Anti-fraud component of Cloudmark's new SafetyBar solution will be offered to PayPal users free of charge.
The SafetyBar solution is designed to empower businesses and consumers to stop online fraud.
SafetyBar is available to any PayPal customer worldwide that uses the Outlook email system. The tool is easy to install, with the new SafetyBar appearing as a toolbar in Outlook immediately after downloading the product. From installation forward, messages that are identified as phishing emails are automatically forwarded to the Spam Folder. Along with SafetyBar, PayPal users also get a free 30-day trial of Cloudmark's anti-spam protection, the most award-winning anti-spam solution this year.
"Online security is a top priority for PayPal and we continue to fight phishing attacks in every way we can," said Dave Nielsen, technical evangelist for PayPal. "We're happy to work with Cloudmark to develop tools and techniques that enhance our fraud protection initiatives."
Microsoft could soon charge for spyware defense tools
Microsoft disclosed plans Thursday to offer frustrated users of its Windows software new tools within 30 days to remove spyware programs secretly running on computers. But it might cost extra in coming months.
In a shift from past practice, the world's largest software manufacturer said it may charge consumers for future versions of the new protective technology, which Microsoft acquired by buying a small New York software firm, Giant Company Software. Microsoft's new tool initially will be free, but it said it may charge for future versions.