The online unit of Time Warner struck a partnership with Cyota, a New York-based online security company, to help identify and block sites imitating legitimate companies--such as banks--that are suspected of soliciting personal information, a process known.
"Phishing andare the fastest-growing security threats online," Tatiana Platt, an AOL senior vice president, said in a statement. "By limiting our members' access to suspected phishing sites, we're trying to cut the lines before a phisher can reel them in."
Platt said AOL also plans to release other products aimed at curbing junk mail and other online scams.
has implemented a number of subscriber security measures in recent months, including a keychain-sized passcode generator needed to log into an account.