Netcraft AntiPhising toolbar

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Post Posted May 24th, 2005, 5:01 pm

"Netcraft has just released the Firefox version of its anti-phishing toolbar, which blocks known phishing sites and suspicious urls, and displays the hosting information and risk rating for visited sites. Toolbar users have submitted more than 5,600 phishing sites since the IE version was released in late December.""


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Post Posted May 24th, 2005, 6:53 pm

Just installed and after playing it for a while, i uninstalled it.

The reason is, I suspect it is not only a simply anti-phishing toolbar, but it will also track which websites you have visited, for their Netcraft TopSite Statistic purpose.
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Post Posted May 25th, 2005, 1:05 am

Same here, found it tracked the sites I was visting.

So a Spyware application that blocks Phishing.

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Post Posted May 25th, 2005, 1:55 am

Cry me a farkin' river. So it tracks what you visit for statistical purposes. Who farkin' cares. Take your tinfoil hats off for a second and get over it.

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Post Posted May 25th, 2005, 3:00 am

In a less, umm, -impolite- manner than dear VCV a message above me, I do say that good anti-phishing beats tracking your sites.
I mean, it's not like we're conspiring agains the Dark Empire (*cough* Microsoft *cough*) or something - oh, wait..

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Post Posted May 25th, 2005, 5:27 am

Anybody whose intelligent enough to use firefox and to install an anti phishing toolbar should be intelligent enough to spot a phishing attack anyway

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Post Posted May 25th, 2005, 5:41 am

hatton, that's very circular logic and completely irrelevant - even the smartest of people can fall down a trap

Also, tho we'd like to believe so, not all FF users are smart - they were smart enough to make the switch, true, and yet you show excessive belief in the human kind - with which I have to disagree

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Post Posted May 25th, 2005, 8:01 am

I agree with vcv.

I installed the Netcraft Toolbar and it is a nice extension. Not ground breaking, but somewhat helpful, and it works well with tabbed browsing. Yes, it does send a request to netcraft when you go to a new site, but that request just contains the domain name of the site you visited - nothing more from what I could see.

The only qualm I have is that I wish the informational part of the toolbar was fixed width and I could use the FireFox toolbar customize feature to place it whereever I want. Right now, it takes up an entire toolbar area, but only about 1/3rd of the area is used.

P.S. Does someone have a site or two that are actual phishing sites? I'd like to see what it does.

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Post Posted August 15th, 2009, 10:42 pm

takes a bip space. I like it but I didnt like the toolbar idea. I dont like the toolbars at all. Who does?


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Post Posted August 16th, 2009, 12:28 am

Thanks for the reply but after 4 years, I doubt whether the OP is still interested.
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