Microsoft to push new anti-phishing technology

Microsoft and industry partners are pushing ahead with plans to make the Web a little safer with a new technology to combat phishing. At next month's RSA Conference in San Francisco, the software giant plans to announce that a number of Web sites have gone through a new certification process designed to make it harder […]

Microsoft and industry partners are pushing ahead with plans to make the Web a little safer with a new technology to combat phishing.

At next month's RSA Conference in San Francisco, the software giant plans to announce that a number of Web sites have gone through a new certification process designed to make it harder for phishers to spoof them. The process gives third-party certification authorities like VeriSign and Entrust a more stringent set of guidelines to follow when they are authenticating Web sites.

The result of the process is something called an Extended Validation Secure Sockets Layer (EV SSL) certificate, which can be used by Web sites to help reassure Web surfers that they are handing over their private information to a legitimate site.

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