Opera, The Securestest Browser On Earth, puts an end to Phishing!
Opera Software ASA today announced a breakthrough in the war on Phishing. With its new SpoofProof(TM) technology, the user is safe from malicious links. This new patent-pending technology, which will put an end to Phishing attacks, works by disabling all clickable links so that the user has to type in all URLs manually.
"We are confident that our new SpoofProof(TM) technology will offer users with unparalleled security", says a spokesperson for Opera Software ASA. "No other browser can match this level of security."
Triggered by the latest IDN spoofing issue, Opera Software ASA found other solutions, such as disabling IDN, to only patch the symptoms, not the problem itself. "The real problem is that people go to an evil site and click on links that claim to take them to their bank," says a security analyst. "With SpoofProof(TM), Opera has not only addressed this specific issue, but they have also solved any future spoofing problems that may arise. Opera is clearly at the forefront of security."
A version with the fix is in the works, less than 24 hours after the initial report. "While we didn't make the 12 hour deadline, we feel that our new SpoofProof(TM) technology offers better protection to users than other solutions that took less than 12 hours," says the Opera spokesperson in response to fixes announced by other browser vendors.
About Opera Software ASA
Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of secure Web browser technology, targeting the desktop, smartphone, PDA, home media and vertical markets.