Ex-U.S. Cyber Security Chief sees curb on phishing

Thursday, 9 December 2004, 11:29 AM EST

A former White House Web security chief predicted on Wednesday that technology companies and law enforcers could soon stamp out most Internet "phishing" scams that aim to trick people into giving away personal and financial information.

"I firmly believe that at this time next year we will be able to say that phishing used to be a problem," said Howard Schmidt, who was special adviser for cyberspace security during the first term of President Bush.

By Lisa Baertlein at Yahoo! News.

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