Shouldn’t protecting iPhone users from phishers be easier than this?

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Last week there were a number of reports that the anti-phishing technology built into the Mobile Safari web browser shipped with Apple’s iPhone OS 3.1 software doesn’t actually work.

Researchers at Mac security firm Intego reported that it “extensively tested this feature, tossing dozens of phishing URLs at it” before concluding that the touted anti-phishing protection “simply does not seem to work.”

However, it appears that that conclusion may have been a little premature. Reporters at The Loop quizzed Apple about the alleged problem, and received an…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.