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.

TOPICS: Malware, Security

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  • 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.

  • One problem with the way IE7 presents the warning is that the warning text disappears if the IE7 window is re-sized to be smaller. In this screenshot, the Web address is still tinted in pastel yellow, but the warning is gone. Since it's a security issue and security is more important to the task at hand, perhaps the Google search box should have been bumped out of the display before the warning message. As a reminder, this is a beta version of IE7, so any and all features we report on here on ZDNet can change by the time the product ships

Topics: Malware, Security

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