Microsoft Thinks Phishing Is A Local Matter?

from the why-US-only? dept

Microsoft announced last week that they were going to offer up an anti-phishing toolbar at some point, which isn’t really that interesting. After all, there are already a bunch of anti-phishing toolbars out there. Obviously, having Microsoft’s backing might help it get a bit more attention, but otherwise the story is pretty boring. However, they officially released it on Wednesday with one surprise: it’s only available to US users, leaving others out in the cold. It’s not clear why phishing should be a local thing. Don’t users across the globe get hit with the same attempts at being phished?

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Bryan says:

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Several sites are quoting this article about the lack of an ability to appeal a warning from a tool like this or other types of consumer warning/blocking tools. After reading through it, I think there are some interesting points. Who knows how good this technology really is. Should a site suffer because MS might have bug or two in the add-in (not that we could ever imagine bugs in MS products)?

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