Sunday, June 03, 2007

A "Safe" Domain for Banks and More on Phishing

Now here's an interesting concept, a new domain specifically for banks. The domain would be ".safe" and would supposedly protect customers from phishing sites.

The domain would supposedly be locked down to keep non-bankers from registering domains. An interesting concept in theory, but I'm not how it would actually prevent someone from trying to fraudulently pose as a bank to register a bogus URL with the .safe domain.

This proposals follows on a report by the Anti-Phishing Working Group saying the number of phishing sites has skyrocketed in April.

Dell was hit by a phishing attack that was reported on on PC Magazine's web site and by AusCERT, the Australian branch of CERT.

This is an article in Computer World about a new specification for DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) to fight phishing.

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