Microsoft on Thursday announced it would pull data on phishing sites from three new partners in an attempt to boost the effectiveness of its anti-fraud technology. The three firms New York based Cyota, Tacoma, Wash. based Internet Identity, and San Francisco based MarkMonitor will provide data to Microsoft on phishing threats and confirmed phishing Web sites. The new data will be used in the current Phishing Filter, a free add on to Microsoft's MSN Search Toolbar, and in the anti-phishing tools integrated within Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Vista and Windows XP SP2. IE 7 is still in beta testing on both platforms.
The anti-phisshingfilter can be downloaded at: http://addins.msn.com/phishingfilter/