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How Google and Microsoft Can Stop Phishing Scams

Trevor highlighted in his recent post Bad Guys Want Your Payroll how attackers are using malicious software to access business banking accounts. To get the malicious software (malware) onto business systems, attackers are frequently using phishing scams that encourage users to download the software through deceit and misrepresentation. Brian Krebs and his online community have also been discussing the issue to great depth over recent weeks, including in his recent post
Warning About ZeuS Attack Used as Lure.

These attacks are largely successful due to the poor design of modern email systems. As a commodity that has been around for far longer than the browser, email systems have had a remarkably poor rate of evolution by comparison. However, Google and Microsoft have the ability to protect us from phishing scams. But, will they?

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