March 13, 2006 11:36 AM PST
CipherTrust toolbar adds phish net to e-mail
The CipherTrust toolbar uses the company's so-called reputation technology to identify potential threats. Such technology, billed as the next big thing in e-mail security, uses data collected on e-mail senders to determine whether a specific computer has been sending legitimate e-mail or spam. Toolbar users can also flag and report spam and phishing attacks. Those reports will be used in the determination of a sender's reputation. Numerous toolbars are available for Web browsers to flag fraudulent Web sites, but the CipherTrust add-on seeks to take on the problem in the in-box, where phishing e-mails land first. Other companies that offer products that seek to help fight phishing in the in-box include Iconix.