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One Piece at a Time

Sometimes, it's enough to solve one piece of the problem rather than waiting for the magic
bullet that will make the problem disappear. Protecting your users against phishing attempts
can be tough, since the design of pages (and facilities of browsers) can make it difficult to
know which page you're actually viewing. I like a little IE add-in called SpoofStick that
the folks at CoreStreet have developed and released for free download. It adds a small bar that
shows where the web page is coming from--an interesting bit of information to compare with
where you think you're browsing. Their page gives an an example of how it works, it carries
no spyware, and the price is right.