Tuesday, October 03, 2006

PhishTank Out of the Net, into the Tank

The awesome people over at OpenDNS have started a new project call PhishTank. The purpose of this site is to catalog & make available phishing sites in order to filter them out of the Net.

I am just waiting now for someone to write an Outlook Plug-in to automagically send suspected phishing e-mails to the site for verification.

I love products and services that make use of the "horde" mentality. Lets just hope that the big boys like Microsoft figure out a away to intergrate IE7's phishing filter with this site as well.

The only downfall I could see to this service is if the Phishers themselves where verifying the sites as Good or worse yet set up bot nets to do mass verification.

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