Last year, Microsoft had announced that Internet Explorer 7 managed to redirect users from 1.2 million phishing attacks between October 18 – the browser’s launch – and November 3, 2006. Now IE’s performances have increased to the
point where it performs in excess of 1 million blocks a week. The figures have been made public at RSA 2007, the same place where just two years back, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates unveilled Internet Explorer 7, and one of its major new additions in terms of features, the Phishing Filter.
In the few months that IE7 has been available, the browser has protected users from accessing phishing websites over 10 million tomes. “Today, at RSA, we reported updated results on the Phishing Filter. Since IE7 launched in October, the Phishing Filter has blocked more than 10 million attempts to visit known phishing websites – and is currently experiencing a rate of over 1 million blocks a week. IE7 users and our data providers are adding nearly 10,000 Phishing sites every week to help protect our community of users,