The Toolbar community is effectively a giant neighbourhood watch scheme, empowering the most alert and most expert members to defend everyone within the community against phishing frauds. Once the first recipients of a phishing mail have reported the target URL, it is blocked for community members as they subsequently access the URL. Widely disseminated attacks (people constructing phishing attacks send literally millions of electronic mails in the expectation that some will reach customers of the bank) simply mean that the phishing attack will be reported and blocked sooner.
- Protect your savings from Phishing attacks.
- See the hosting location and Risk Rating of every site you visit.
- Help defend the Internet community from fraudsters.
Traps suspicious URLs containing characters which have no common purpose other
than to deceive.
Enforces display of browser navigational controls (toolbar & address bar)
in all windows, to defend against pop up windows which attempt to hide the
Clearly displays sites' hosting location, including country, helping you to
evaluate fraudulent urls (e.g. the real citibank.com or barclays.co.uk sites
are unlikely to be hosted in the former Soviet Union).