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Which Antiphishing Solution Is Best?




Which Antiphishing Solution Is Best?
Which Antiphishing Solution Is Best?



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=== CONTENTS ==================================================
IN FOCUS: Which Antiphishing Solution Is Best?

NEWS AND FEATURES
   - Malware Could Become Its Own Worst Enemy
   - GRISOFT Expands Offerings to Linux and FreeBSD
   - Check Point Slated to Acquire Protect Data
   - Recent Security Vulnerabilities

GIVE AND TAKE
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   - From the Forum: Shared Mobile Laptops
   - Know Your IT Security Contest
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=== IN FOCUS: Which Antiphishing Solution Is Best? ============   by Mark Joseph Edwards, News Editor, mark at ntsecurity / net

The best antiphishing defense you could hope to build is based firmly 
upon end-user education. If people could be freed from their naivete, 
scammers wouldn't stand a chance of fooling anyone except themselves. 

But many companies don't see the value in ongoing user education, and 
some people simply can't be educated to a reasonable degree. Thus, we 
need antiphishing software, which has become a major feature of Web 
browsers and of various third-party security solutions.

In October, a Microsoft-commissioned report on various antiphishing 
solutions was released. The testers found that Microsoft Internet 
Explorer (IE) 7.0 has better antiphishing technology than competing 
solutions. The products tested included IE 7.0 Beta 3, EarthLink 
ScamBlocker, eBay Toolbar with Account Guard, GeoTrust TrustWatch, 
Google Toolbar for Firefox with Safe Browsing, McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus, 
Netcraft Toolbar, and Netscape Browser with built-in antiphishing 
technology. In "IE 7.0 and Firefox 2.0 Both Have New Antiphishing 
Technologies" (at the URL below), I reported that the test results were 
weighted toward rewarding tools that completely blocked access to 
suspected phishing sites (rather than just warning users) and to tools 
that didn't produce false positives. 
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The Mozilla Foundation commissioned its own study to gauge the 
effectiveness of Mozilla Firefox 2.0's antiphishing technology as 
compared with IE 7.0's. This study found that Firefox's antiphishing 
technology was better than IE's by a considerable margin (see the 
results at the URL below).
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One difference between the two studies is that Mozilla used a much 
larger sample of known phishing sites, all of which appear on the 
PhishTank Web site, at the URL below. The larger sample undoubtedly had 
an effect on the overall outcome. Another difference is the weighting 
in the Microsoft-sponsored test. If you don't place the same value on 
certain features as the test did, you might not give the tools the same 
ranking they received in the test results.
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I think the most interesting result is that some of the third-party 
products performed exceptionally well in the test commissioned by 
Microsoft. But neither report seems conclusive to me. One report 
provides test results for many products but used a small sample of 
known phishing sites. The other report used a large sample of sites but 
tested only two products out of the many available. 

It would be interesting to see a new report that uses a very large 
sample of phishing sites and performs tests on all (or most) of the 
available antiphishing solutions, including third-party solutions that 
offer both browser-based protection and gateway-level protection. 

It's especially important to know how gateway-level solutions perform, 
because browsers and browser toolbars are updated frequently. Thus, 
keeping up on all workstations is a big chore, especially in large 
organizations. It seems to me that using a gateway-based solution would 
be much more cost effective if at all possible. However, a gateway-
based solution might not work for you, depending on the way you handle 
connectivity and security for your mobile users.


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