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Posted 18 June 2008 - 02:58 AM
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Q. What is phishing?
A. Online phishing (pronounced "fishing") is a method of identity theft that tricks you into revealing personal or financial information online. Phishers use phony Web sites or deceptive e-mail messages that mimic trusted businesses and brands in order to steal personally identifiable information such as usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, and Social Security numbers.
Q. What is the Microsoft Phishing Filter and how does it help protect me?
A. The Microsoft Phishing Filter is both a feature of Windows Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Live Toolbar as part of Windows Live OneCare Advisor. It is designed to help protect you from fraudulent Web sites trying to steal your personal information.
Phishing Filter helps to protect you in two key ways.
* It operates in the background as you browse the Web, analyzing Web pages and determining if they have any characteristics that might be suspicious. If it finds suspicious Web pages, it will show a yellow warning, advising you to proceed with caution.
* Phishing Filter checks the sites you visit against an up-to-the-hour, dynamic list of reported phishing sites. If it finds a match, Phishing Filter will show you a red warning notifying you that the site has been blocked for your safety.
For more information on the Phishing Filter Client in MSN Premium Client, please view the product help in MSN Premium Client.
Posted 19 June 2008 - 02:44 AM
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