Home » 

UK ISP News Archives

 » 
Sponsored Links

ICBroadband Filters HOAX E-Mails

Posted: 07th Jul, 2004 By: MarkJ
UK ISP ICBroadband has announced the introduction of a new security feature, which is designed to filter specific types of hoax e-mails, such as those asking for your bank details etc.:

ICBROADBAND ENHANCES SECURITY FOR CUSTOMERS

From today, ICBroadband customers will benefit from a new system which helps to protect against hoax e-mails from banks and building societies. The incidence of e-mail scams involving all the major UK banks has increased dramatically over recent months. Such e-mails commonly ask users to visit a site to ‘verify’ their bank details. The collected details are then used to access customers’ accounts. The e-mails are usually designed to look like official bank communication.

This new security measure, developed in-house by analysing the various hoax e-mails, automatically detects e-mails which may be hoaxes and appends a security warning to them, reminding users of the potential danger.

“We were aware that a large number of these hoax e-mails were passing through our mail servers, and were concerned that users may be duped by the scams. Our normal security system deletes e-mails containing viruses, but we did not want to delete these e-mails, since it can be difficult for a human to distinguish between a hoax and genuine communication from the bank, let alone a machine. Deleting messages would undoubtedly produce false positives. So, we decided to add a warning to suspect messages. This is the ideal system – it will not affect genuine bank e-mails, but will remind users to take extra care.”
-Bryan Sandford, ICBroadband Security Manager

This new system is also designed to detect hoax e-mails purporting to be from Ebay.

ICBroadband are a provider of ADSL in the UK, who specialise in quality of service and excellent customer support. The ICBroadband 512kbps £22.99 a month product includes e-mail with anti-spam and anti-virus protection, and activation is currently £29.99.

For more details on ICBroadband’s products and services, visit http://www.icbroadband.com, or e-mail help@icbroadband.com.


The service sounds like a cut down anti-SPAM (junk e-mail) filter, which can be far more effective if targeted towards inception of specific e-mail types.
Search ISP News
Search ISP Listings
Search ISP Reviews
 Latest UK ISP News
 Cheap BIG ISPs for 100Mbps+
Community Fibre UK ISP Logo
150Mbps
Gift: None
Virgin Media UK ISP Logo
Virgin Media £26.00
132Mbps
Gift: None
Shell Energy UK ISP Logo
Shell Energy £26.99
109Mbps
Gift: None
Plusnet UK ISP Logo
Plusnet £27.99
145Mbps
Gift: None
Zen Internet UK ISP Logo
Zen Internet £28.00 - 35.00
100Mbps
Gift: None
150,000+ Customers | View More ISPs
 Cheapest ISPs for 100Mbps+
Gigaclear UK ISP Logo
Gigaclear £17.00
200Mbps
Gift: None
YouFibre UK ISP Logo
YouFibre £19.99
150Mbps
Gift: None
Community Fibre UK ISP Logo
150Mbps
Gift: None
BeFibre UK ISP Logo
BeFibre £21.00
150Mbps
Gift: £25 Love2Shop Card
Hey! Broadband UK ISP Logo
150Mbps
Gift: None
Modest Availability | View More ISPs
Cheap BIG ISPs for 100Mbps+
Community Fibre UK ISP Logo
150Mbps
Gift: None
Virgin Media UK ISP Logo
Virgin Media £26.00
132Mbps
Gift: None
Shell Energy UK ISP Logo
Shell Energy £26.99
109Mbps
Gift: None
Plusnet UK ISP Logo
Plusnet £27.99
145Mbps
Gift: None
Zen Internet UK ISP Logo
Zen Internet £28.00 - 35.00
100Mbps
Gift: None
Large Availability | View All
Cheapest ISPs for 100Mbps+
Gigaclear UK ISP Logo
Gigaclear £17.00
200Mbps
Gift: None
YouFibre UK ISP Logo
YouFibre £19.99
150Mbps
Gift: None
Community Fibre UK ISP Logo
150Mbps
Gift: None
BeFibre UK ISP Logo
BeFibre £21.00
150Mbps
Gift: £25 Love2Shop Card
Hey! Broadband UK ISP Logo
150Mbps
Gift: None
Large Availability | View All

Helpful ISP Guides and Tips

Sponsored Links
The Top 15 Category Tags
  1. FTTP (5504)
  2. BT (3513)
  3. Politics (2534)
  4. Openreach (2296)
  5. Business (2257)
  6. Building Digital UK (2243)
  7. FTTC (2042)
  8. Mobile Broadband (1968)
  9. Statistics (1786)
  10. 4G (1660)
  11. Virgin Media (1615)
  12. Ofcom Regulation (1457)
  13. Fibre Optic (1392)
  14. Wireless Internet (1388)
  15. FTTH (1381)
Sponsored

Copyright © 1999 to Present - ISPreview.co.uk - All Rights Reserved - Terms  ,  Privacy and Cookie Policy  ,  Links  ,  Website Rules