Images: How IE7 beta protects you from phishing

Images: How IE7 beta protects you from phishing

Summary: Although it's not a part of IE7, this screen shot of Outlook shows an email that's probably from a phisher because the user doesn't have an account at Chase. Phishers send their emails to millions of people in hopes that some of the people who receive them actually have an account on the financial site's systems and can be fooled into clicking on the links and submitting their login credentials.

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TOPICS: Malware, Security
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  • After clicking on the link to report the suspected phishing site, you're taken to a Web form on Microsoft's site so that you can either report the suspected phisher, or claim ownership of the suspected domain to let Microsoft know that you're not a phisher.

  • Once you decide to submit the previous Web form, you must offer proof that your not some automated machine submitting the information. These are designed to prove that a human is interacting with the Web site since the validation code is not in machine readable form.

  • The process ends with a Thank You from Microsoft.

Topics: Malware, Security

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