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I'm looking for a product and subscription service to block malicious sites known for or found to have been hosting malware/phishing sites.

This would be for laptop users who get phished when they are off the LAN.  (otherwise our own filtes get it)

SiteAdvisor from McAfee is good, but dummy users won't heed advice from helpful anti-phishing plugins.  They need to be blocked completly.

Ideas?


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by:mingano
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Firefox 2.0 or MSIE 7.0 are good starts.  Ultimately your best protection is good anti-virus software and user training (get out the clue by four if necessary).
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by:Rich Rumble
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They don't heed the advice of IE7, FireFox or Opera anti-phishing. Opera will be blocking access to sites known to be phishing, IE7 and FireFox just warn.

FireFox: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/features.html#secure
Phishing Protection
Phishing Protection takes Firefox’s security to a new level, helping to safeguard your financial information and protect you from identity theft. When you encounter a Web site that is a suspected forgery (known as a “phishing” site) Firefox will warn you and offer to take you to a search page so you can find the real Web site you were looking for.

IE7 http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/09/09/463204.aspx

I like SiteAdvisor, but I think with a little education, your users might be able to pay attention to the anti-phishing alerts in newer browsers like FF 2.0 and IE7.
-rich
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Machin__Shin earned 300 total points
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There are also Extensions in Firefox which completely block ads and some sites like that and they use a type of subscription service to maintain it as well.
 You could always try the MVPS Hosts file http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.zip it is updated constantly and you could easily have it transferred around by a WINS server or just copy is onto the users shares once every 7 days or something via a script.
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Ah, no place like 127.0.0.1
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