Are you using Firefox? – Why Not?

Firefox has many advantages over the competition, The main one being the toolbar add-in. The first one you should install is Google. The really really great thing about the Google toolbar is the builtin antip-phishing detection/protection system.

The way this works is as follows: You read an email (eg. Purportedly from PayPal) that tells you your account needs updating. You click on the link and are taken to a PayPal login page. Before you can say ‘Hey – Since when has Paypal used for it’s website!’ an overlay: googleantiphish.jpg

locks the whole webpage and a suitable warning comes up. (see image)

If you are in any way concerned about Phishing scams (I have been hit myself by a spoof eBay email), get Firefox now.

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