Monday, February 20, 2006

New Active Cookie Protects Against Pharming


New 'active cookie' helps protect Internet users from cyber crooks according to this news release from Indiana University, where a security startup company has been launched, co-founded by Cybersecurity expert and professor at IU, Markus Jakobsson.

The details of the concept are a bit much for the average internet user to easily understand, but requires adoption of the "active cookies" concept by banking and financial services companies. The method protects against invisible redirects of web browsers from the site they intend on visiting, to another "spoof" site which appears to be the one they clicked to or typed into their browser address bar.

The startup is out to protect the 9 percent of those who fall victim to identity theft online through adoption of their concept by all financial services companies on the web. Here's to their success.


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