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Microsoft warns of phone phishing scam

Phishers posing as computer security experts are targeting individuals and businesses to steal money and install malicious software on their computers.In a survey of 7,000 people, 15 percent across the UK, US, Ireland and Canada reported receiving a call from scammers, Microsoft said on Thursday.

June 18, 2011 by

Phishers as street-level drug dealers

The Microsoft report on the profitability of phishing and its associated economic constraints is reminiscent of another illegal enterprise: street-level drug dealing.Microsoft released a report stating that phishing is no where near as profitable as commonly believed.

January 11, 2009 by

Microsoft study debunks phishing profitability

Do phishers actually make money, or is phishing an unprofitable business, scammers lose time and resources into? Taking the economic approach of generalizing how much money phishers make, a recently released study by Microsoft researchers Cormac Herley and Dinei Florencio (A Profitless Endeavor: Phishing as Tragedy of the Commons), states that phishing isn't as profitable as originally thought.

January 8, 2009 by

Sharing malware lists: Pros vs perils

While browser makers keep blacklists of phishing sites that are blocked from public access, industry watchers are divided over the potential benefits of sharing this information

October 9, 2008 by

Microsoft to ratchet IE8 security another notch in Beta 2

Sometime in August, Microsoft plans to release Beta 2 of Internet Explorer 8. Yesterday, I spoke with Austin Wilson, Director of Windows Client Product Management at Microsoft, about some of the security-related changes due in this milestone, and got a preview of the changes announced today. Here are some details about what you can expect IE8 to do to block phishing attacks and minimize the risk from ActiveX controls, among other changes.

July 2, 2008 by

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