A Browser Which Warns Users of Phishing? It’s True!
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The DeepNet web browser for Windows has been around as an alternative to (and indeed built on the same platform as) Internet Explorer for a while, and it has always gotten great reviews. However, DeepNet is now going an important step further.

In its newest version, the DeepNet browser will alert users when they surf over to sites which are actually phish traps, in other words web sites which are maintained by phishers who are trying to steal your password, user info, or other personal information. According to the company, the browser accomplishes this by “using both a blacklist of known phishing sites and by analyzing the URL and Web site visited.”


What the browser won’t be able to do is alert users if they land on a legitimate site while their activity is being monitored by malware which a phisher has managed to get them to use, such as a program which monitors keystrokes, capturing passwords and sending them back to the phisher.

Still, there are enough phishing schemes still out there which rely on tricking users into going to copycat sites which appear to belong to legitimate banking, financial, and other companies that the new DeepNet feature is worth its weight in download time.

Available for most versions of Windows as a free download, DeepNet has captured kudos from users. Typical of the reviews at the download sites, one user raves “I’ve used IE, Netscape, Opera, Firefox and Deepnet Explorer. Deepnet Explorer is the best I’ve found. Love the login automation, tabbed browsing and the ability to set multiple start up pages. Oh yeah, Windows Update works just fine with Deepnet…first one I’ve found that does other than IE.”

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DeepNet also includes built-in peer-to-peer software (yes, it’s legal to have the software and to use it for legitimate purposes), and a built-in RSS/Atom news reader.

Note: This version of DeepNet is a beta version; the phishing site warning will not be provided until the final version. We recommend checking the browser out now, and if you like it, use it and then the company will, presumably, notify you of updates.

You can read more about this at the DeepNet Site.

 

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2 thoughts on “A Browser Which Warns Users of Phishing? It’s True!
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  1. For Information:
    – I down loaded DeepNet. On opening, it integrated with my InternetExplorer browser. After I was through with it I closed it.
    – I then went into my e-mail (eudora). I replied to a message but after a few words eudora froze and an error message displayed saying DeppNet was not responding. (It was closed.)
    – I went to explorer and found DeepNet was still active. I ended the task and continued with the eudora email. It worked ok.
    – I had some work to do on WordPerfect. I was not able to save the document.
    – I uninstalled DeepNet and things are back to normal. (I hope.)

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