One of the challenges we face as a company fighting phishing attacks is the speed at which we can take down a malicious website, domain, mobile application or social media account. At PhishFort, we currently have one of the fastest median takedown times in the industry due to our network of registrars and hosting providers who we work closely with. However, even if we manage to get something removed from the internet quickly, it’s possible that early victims have already visited the website and fallen for the scam. How do we get our protection to end users faster at PhishFort? How do we get this to users in real time to make sure that they’re protected as soon as we discover an attack?
To this end, we wrote a completely free and open source browser plugin, PhishFort Protect which protects users from phishing attacks we find and keep them safe in real time. This has proven to be highly effective and we’ve built a community of users who we keep safe. Even so, keeping users safe requires them to know about our plugin, and install it. How do we keep users safe that have never heard of us? We’re excited to announce that the rapidly growing (now over 18 million monthly active users!), popular, privacy and security focused browser Brave has integrated our phishing intelligence directly into the browser. This integration provides additional security to their users who use the crypto wallet functionality built into the browser as they are now protected by our real time intelligence feed. We believe that this will have a significant impact on how well we can protect the community and the subsequent millions of users that join the Brave community.
If you’d like to integrate our intelligence for free into your wallet or ecosystem, we’d love to hear from you.