Can the phishing war be won?

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Phishing is now an accepted fact of life for many Internet users. Most of the emails that they receive are clearly from friends or business contacts, or clearly fraudulent. But there are a few, just a few, that might just be genuine, and there will always be a small percentage of users who will follow the link sent them in the email, and connect to what they think is their bank, and give the phishers their reward.

The problem for banks and other financial institutions is that the percentage of users does not need to be very high for it to be worthwhile for the phishers to continue in their activities. It might be hoped that customers could be educated not to trust these emails, but the phishers are ...

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