NetCraft Launching Anti-Phishing Service
from the sounds-good dept
“Phishing” scams, where a scammer sends a fake email pretending to be from a legitimate site and tries to get people go to a real-looking site and give away all their personal details and/or passwords, are becoming increasingly popular. However, as scams grow, so do the scam fighters. NetCraft, known for monitoring what systems are used to host websites, is going to launch a phishing detection service. Since they already keep track of registered domain names, and crawls sites, recording their home page. The service will specifically look for domain names that are similar to the names of companies that sign up for the service – while also comparing actual websites to try to catch phishing sites before they have a chance to scam people. Sounds like a useful service.