10 Firefox Extension to Fight against Phishing

Sunday, April 06, 2008
Posted by Takumi 86


Phishing is an attempt to stealthy an access, identity or useful information by making a fake pages. Usually they attempt to steal e-mails, username, password, bank account number, etc.

The following are a few of Firefox extensions that could be use to fight against phishing attack.

1. PhishTank SiteChecker
Will block all phishing site according to PhishTank Community data. When you visit a site that were considered as phishing attempt by PhishTank, then it will show you a blocking page.

2. Google Safe Browsing
Will give warning when a site page attempt to steal private data or bank account information. By combining algorithm combination with data about fake site from many source, then Google Safe Browsing will automatically recognize if you're visiting phishing site.

3. WOT
WOT helping you a lot to recognize phishing site by showing site reputation to your browser. So that you can easily avoid phishing site. The Reputation were taken according to testimonial from WOT community.

4. Verisign EV Green Bar

This extension adds certificate validation to your browser. When you access ’secure’ site, then address bar text will turn into green and shows the site owner and certificate authority. This extension is helpful to recognize fake site.

5. iTrustPage
Will prevent internet user from filling form to some fake site. When you visiting site that has form page, iTrustPage calculate value from TrustScore form page, to determine if those site are valid or not.

6. Finjan SecureBrowsing
Finjan SecureBrowsing examine link to your search result and give warning about potentially phishing link. Finjan will attempt to detect malicious code and script as well. After that, it will mark green for safe link and red for malicious link.

7. FirePhish
FirePhish warned you everytime you enters a site that is considered as a phishing site or has suspicious script and code.

8. CallingID Link Advisor
CallingID Link Advisor verify whether a link is safe or not before you can fully load the page. When your mouse point to that link then it will show you an detailed information about those link so you can easily recognize trusted site.

9. SpoofStick
SpoofStick make you easy to find out whether if those site is a fake by showing only valid and relevant domain information.

TrustBar give an advantage to user to give a name or logo site. Making it easier to find out if those site are fake or not.

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