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Phishing Filter Prevents E-mail Identity Theft

Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have figured out a way to almost entirely detect and filter out phishing e-mails. These findings have a tremendous potential to reduce identity thefts.

Phishing is the practice of sending emails that look like they come from a familiar financial institution and direct you to confirm your user name, password, or PIN. In fact, these emails direct you to a phoney site that harvests the information you type in in order to steal your identity.

Brian Livingston has an interesting column on the in Datamation.

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