Phishing RBL?

Denis Beauchemin Denis.Beauchemin at USHERBROOKE.CA
Fri Oct 14 15:16:34 IST 2005

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Glenn Steen wrote:

>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:-).


Clam didn't miss anything.  It detected something where there should be 
nothing. Bummer, I really can't remember what...  I guess I'll give it a 

As for Netcraft, it'e being used by  This article states 
that they move about 1 million emails per hour:


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