Phishing RBL?

Glenn Steen glenn.steen at GMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 14 14:01:41 IST 2005

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On 14/10/05, Denis Beauchemin <Denis.Beauchemin at> wrote:
> I don't run Clamav mainly because at one point it detected malware where
> I didn't see any (but it was a long time ago and I don't remember what
> it was about).  But even if I did it wouldn't give me a pure phishing
> detection that could be used to make some phishing attempts get deleted.

Define "pure" in this context. Sure it missed the recent "nordea"
phish (swedish bank... c:a 4 million e-banking customers), but so
would most any solution (well, perhaps not Jules phishing net)... But
then, we're all still trying to get up off the floor from all the
rolling and laughing ... The silly buggers used a translation
program... Need one say more? ISTR we had a fun "autotranslation
thread" a while back, detailing most of all the woes one would have
with that approach.
Not that I'm complaining about their infinite stupidity:-).

Anyway, to my mind clamav is pretty darned close to getting most of
all known phishing _and_ is a very good virus detector... So why not
use it? Every AV has its flaws, so that it missed some few can't be a
reason to forego it.

> I'm investigating the Netcraft solution.  Can anyone give their opinion
> on their RBL?

Haven't used, but would be very interrested to hear this too... Always
interrested in possible improvements (provided one has the time to
implement them:-).

-- Glenn
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