DontPhishMe – A Mozilla Firefox Addon by MyCERT

DontPhishMe is a Mozilla Firefox addon developed by MyCERT, CyberSecurity Malaysia to provide a security mechanism in preventing online banking phishing threat specifically for local Malaysian banks.

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DontPhishMe popups an alert when I clicked the link in a Spam email.

When you visit a website that appears to be a fake online banking web page, DontPhishMe will popup an alert with a warning message indicating suspected phising website has been detected.

Currently DontPhishMe only supports 17 local Malaysian online banking websites such as Maybank2U, CIMB Clicks, Public Bank, Bank Rakyat, and many more.

In my opinion, I agree with one of the reviewer that DontPhishMe needs to put description of what is phishing. Some people do not know what is phishing and most probably they will ignore the alert and just click Cancel.

Or maybe, DontPhishMe can shows a simple alert like this,

“The website you are viewing does not look like Maybank2U website. You are advised to leave the website and please report to Cyber999 Help Centre.”

With that, people with no IT background will directly acknowledged the website is not Maybank2U and he should leave the website when read the alert message.

Anyway, I am very happy to see a Malaysian product like this on the Internet. I hope we can see more useful stuffs that are made by Malaysian for Malaysian, especially in combating Internet threats. 🙂

Note: DontPhishMe also available on Google Chrome – link.

Comments

  1. i’m haven’t noticed that is developed by MyCERT.

  2. Thanks to MyCert for creating this awesome Firefox Add-on.