New phishing scam deceives with phony certificates

Friday, 23 September 2005, 9:26 AM EST

A new, advanced form a phishing dubbed "secured phishing" because it relies on self-signed digital certificates, can easily fool all but the most cautious consumers, a security firm warned Thursday.

SurfControl, a Scotts Valley, Calif.-based Internet security vendor, said that it's seen one instance of such an attack, and expects more.

By Gregg Keizer at InformationWeek.

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