Refers to efforts to block phishing attacks.
Phishing is a kind of cybercrime where attackers pose as known or trusted entities and contact individuals through email, text or telephone and ask them to share sensitive information.
An anti-phishing service is a technological service that helps prevent unauthorized access to secure sensitive information or data such as personal information, usernames, passwords, credit card details, etc. Anti-phishing services protect various types of data in diverse ways across a variety of platforms.
Anti-phishing includes the number of techniques used to prevent phishing attacks against the individual’s machine or organizations. Several anti-phishing services are available today that can be used to counter phishing attacks. These services usually work for both emails and websites.
There are several different techniques to combat phishing, including legislation and technology created specifically to protect against phishing. These techniques include steps that can be taken by individuals, as well as by organizations.
In this methodology Content/email are filtered as it enters in the victim’s mailbox using machine learning methods, such as Bayesian Additive Regression Trees (BART) or Support Vector Machines (SVM)
Blacklist is collection of known phishing Web sites/addresses published by trusted entities like Google’s and Microsoft’s blacklist. It requires both a client & a server component. The client component is implemented as either an email or browser plug-in that interacts with a server component, which in this case is a public Web site that provides a list of known phishing sites.
Symptom-based prevention analyses the content of each Web page the user visits and generates phishing alerts according to the type and number of symptoms detected.
It is a client’s browser-based techniques where sensitive information (eg. name, password) is bind to a particular domain. It warns the user when he visits a domain to which user credential is not bind.
Anti-phishing protection refers to the security measures that individuals and organizations can take to prevent a phishing attack or to mitigate the impact of a successful attack.
Because no single anti-phishing technology is able to block every phishing attack 100% of the time, the most effective anti-phishing solution to implement a combination of technologies and training. This multi-layered approach should include anti-phishing solutions to block suspicious messages at the email gateway, anti-phishing technology to block suspicious links and attachments in email that has reached the user, and anti-phishing education to help users successfully recognize phishing attacks and other threats.
Anti-phishing technology is designed to identify and block phishing emails using a variety of methods.
The best type of protection from phishing attacks is proactivity instead of reactivity. While having software that can remove malware is an excellent thing, you don’t want the malware to be there in the first place.
Phishing protection software will scan your incoming emails for links and attachments. If they are determined to be malicious, they’ll be intercepted before landing in your inbox. You will not have to worry about false positives either, since the technology is advanced enough to differentiate. Or To stop consumer-phishing scams on the infinite web, beyond the enterprise perimeter when attackers clone your website. You will not have to worry about your branding being damaged by the theft of personal information from the authentication process on your site.
Afraid of clicking on the wrong links while online? You do not have to worry about that anymore. Anti-phishing software will scan every link you click on and block them if they’re blacklisted. You will not have to deal with removing viruses since they won’t even get far enough to infect your network
Cybercriminals can easily spoof display names and email addresses. Anti-phishing tools can scan your incoming emails and determine if they’ve been spoofed or not. On top of that, they can also add extra measures to your email signatures, so it makes it harder for unauthorized people to spoof your organization’s display name or email address.