It also mobilizes the Netcraft community into a giant neighbourhood watch scheme to empower the most alert and experienced members to protect the vulnerable against fraud and phishing attacks.
Toolbar features include:
- Clear display of sites' hosting location at all times helps you validate fraudulent urls (e.g. the main online banking site of a large US bank is unlikely to be hosted in the former Soviet Union).
- Once you report a phishing URL, it is blocked for other community members subsequently accessing it. The leverage of widely disseminated attacks (people constructing phishing attacks send literally millions of electronic mails in the expectation that some will reach customers of the bank) is utilized to expedite blocking of the fraud site.
- Natively traps cross site scripting and other suspicious urls containing characters which have no common purpose other than to deceive.
- Netcraft supervisor validation is used to contain the impact of any false reporting of urls.
- Display of browser navigational controls (toolbar & address bar) in all windows, to defend against pop up windows which attempt to hide the navigational controls to disguise location.
- Happily coexists with Google and other Toolbars.
If you would like to have a version of the Netcraft Toolbar branded for your organisation, please get in touch. The toolbar can be used to keep your site navigation within view of your customers throughout the time they spend using the web. Dynamically updating navigation provides the facility to change urls or menu structure and bring & new and temporal information to customers' attention at any time.
- fewer outages – no one wants to be on a network that suffers frequent loss of connectivity.
- Shorter outages - customers will be more tolerant of short outages which may be operationally difficult to avoid;
- faster response times - the shorter the response times, the better.
Netcraft is now publishing articles via an RSS feed which is available at http://news.netcraft.com/index.rdf.
Postings to the mailing list will also become more frequent, with articles continuing to cover technology adoption, security, hosting, and Netcraft services.
Posted by Mike Prettejohn in Netcraft Services
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