Phishing still on the increase

Wednesday, 17 March 2004, 1:17 PM EST

The growing threat of phishing attacks, which tempt unwary individuals into revealing personal information to scammers posing as legitimate firms, can be beaten by a combination of education and technology.
According to a new White Paper, Anti-Phishing: Best Practices for Institutions and Consumers, education of users and automatic blocks on the sending of sensitive information are key.

"We've seen staggering growth in phishing over the last few months," said Robin Matlock, vice president of product marketing for McAfee, the security firm which commissioned the research.

By Iain Thomson at vnunet.

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