Anti-Phishing Tools

19 07 2006

Protecting your online identity is becoming a major problem nowadays. Your online identity can be stolen by different phishing schemes — normally via email claiming to be your bank, credit card, etc. There are currently two tools I recommend for you.

1. OpenDNS
Change the DNS of your router or computer to use OpenDNS’s servers instead. OpenDNS offers a free service whereby they actively screen out phishing sites.

2. Netcraft Toolbar
This toolbar for Internet Explorer and Firefox blocks you from going to known phishing sites.

3. SiteAdvisor
This add-on to your search engine warns you of any websites in the search results are part of phishing schemes.