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Mozilla Winning Anti-Phishing War

It looks like the folks at Mozilla are taking a bite out of crime phishing. Personally I don’t care too much for phish. I am a bigger fan of phicken.

The Washington Post announced today the availability of a new report by consulting firm SmartWare on Firefox 2 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 anti-phishing features comparison. The bottom line: “Firefox 2 Phishing Protection is more effective than the Microsoft Phishing Filter in Internet Explorer 7.” Numbers are shown below and based on 1040 tested known phishing web sites.

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Is Firefox 2.0 a Google Mole?

Right off the bat, I think this is a little silly and playing a little too much chicken little. In Firefox 2, Google’s new “safe browsing” features seem to have more than a few folks ticked off. Why? It is because Google will control the list of Web sites that may be “miscreants”. So we want fixes to the problem, but we don’t want one person to be solving the problem? This is like calling a plumber to fix a leak and telling him to bring three or four buddies to make sure he did his job right.

[Threadwatch.org – Is Firefox 2.0 a Google Mole?]