Thread: Anti-phishing
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Originally Posted by Forrest
I tend to think this sort of stuff adds a false sense of security.
I would agree if all it is is warning notices.

But what if browser updates could modify the .hosts file to block known phishing or fraudulent urls? This would have to be done up front, of course, by notifying the user "We are going to block these known sites." Or even provide the list of sites to block, and give the user instructions on how to modify the .hosts file herself. Whatever works! (I've set mine to block every possible ad . . . . :p )