Digital Resolve to help Microsoft with phishing defences
US security specialists Digital Resolve will provide Microsoft with data for the latter's phishing filter. According to a press release, the two companies have now concluded an agreement to this effect. Microsoft's real-time URL veracity checks for the Windows Live Toolbar for Internet Explorer 6 and for the forthcoming Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Vista will use data feeds provided by Digital Resolve.
Last year Microsoft announced that the forthcoming version of Internet Explorer would offer users protection from password theft by fake websites, using a combination of a list of known safe sites (whitelist) and real-time analysis. It is now clear that the required data will be provided using Digital Resolve's "Trusted Server" technology. This is based on a patent for IP intelligence technology, which was awarded to parent company, Digital Envoy, two years ago. The technology is aimed at checking the authenticity of web addresses of financial and e-commerce services. The data will be available to browsers and other desktop applications via "Trusted Server".