Phishing is the attempt to obtain sensitive information such as credit card numbers or account information from a bank for malicious reasons. Phishing typically occurs when an email is sent looking very much like it came from a financial institution, credit card company or other source, requesting that the account be verified for security reasons. The reader is asked to click a link in the email which is redirected to a malicious web site — which appears to be the genuine — to capture that information. Similar terms used can include "Untrusted" and "Fraud", indicating that the website may also have malicious content, or that the actual phishing part has to do with specifically personal and/or economical information.
The Anti-Phishing module contains settings used by AV Defender to protect against phishing and Internet fraud. Anti-phishing protection automatically blocks known website forgery or "spoofing" web sites to prevent users from inadvertently disclosing private or confidential information.
The Anti-Phishing module is not available when configuring server security profiles.
- Click Configuration > Security Manager > Profiles.
- Click Add, or click on an existing profile to edit.
- Click View Settings beside the Anti-Phishing Module.
- Click the Enabled check box to turn on the module.
- In the Anti-Phishing Exclusions area, add web sites that should be allowed.
- Click Save.