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Firefox getting anti-phishing shield

by Ivana Strahija on March 8th, 2006 In its next version, Firefox will have a new anti-phishing feature, probably made with help of technology developed by Google.

As Mike Shaver, Mozilla technology strategist, says, the phishing shield is the biggest security update for Firefox 2, which should be issued at the end of the year.

But, the Google-Firefox cooperation on the new phishing shield is not yet final: -Google, like others who contribute to the project, has contributed code and expertise for us to experiment with, Shaver said. -We haven't committed to a given approach, a given technology or a given partner.'

Internet security community has its doubts nonetheless. One of the biggest indications that Google will cooperate with Mozilla is that Google already has a browsing plug-in for Firefox.

The alpha FF 2, to be released next month, will not include anti-phishing shield yet.- We don't want to rush it to get it into that alpha, Shaver said. -But things can move pretty fast in our world and if we come up with something that we like the looks of we might put something in experimentally.'

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