Closed Bug 309291 Opened 16 years ago Closed 15 years ago
Users need simple method to report phishing sites
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20050918 Firefox/1.6a1 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20050918 Firefox/1.6a1 Currently, the average user has no idea how to report a phishing site should they come across one and as a result, these sites may not be getting reported and taken down as quickly as they could be. Ideally, the browsers and mail clients should provide an additional option under the help menu (like the report broken web site option) which sends them to a localised phishing reporting site - perhaps even pre-filling some data based on the web page currently displayed. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: There is a topic on Mozillazine at http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=319412 which mentions some other ideas that may sit well with this log - e.g. centraly maintained database of bad sites which could be used to proactively prevent users visiting them once a site is known.
Although logged against Firefox, this should equally apply to all Mozilla browsers and mail clients.
This was implemented in 2.0 (Help>Report Web Forgery...) http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/phishing-protection/ There is also bug 328749 to implement something similar in Thunderbird *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 329292 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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