Kiplinger has a great story on phishing and security. The bottom line: while progress has been made there’s still a long way to go. Here was a very concerning piece:
When researchers at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology studied the anti-fraud image system used by Bank of America, they found that 58 out of 60 users still logged on to a phony Web site that did not display the images that the users had selected.
I doubt any anti-phishing protection was enabled on those browsers. Not sure if it would have helped or not. Regardless it’s still a concern. Users didn’t pay attention to the images they selected. I guess it’s human nature to ignore things we don’t think are important.
[Hat tip: The Consumerist]