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How to set up antiphishing protection in Cloud Security for Endpoints

You can set up specific web browsing protection settings against phishing and Internet frauds. Antiphishing protection automatically blocks known phishing (website forgery/spoofing) web pages to prevent users from inadvertently disclosing private or confidential information to online fraudsters. In addition to website forgery, other types of Internet frauds may be suppressed such as: purchase frauds, get-rich-quick scams, Internet marketing frauds, click frauds, etc. Instead of the malicious web page, a special warning page is displayed in the browser to inform the user that the requested web page is dangerous. If a legitimate web page is incorrectly detected as phishing and blocked, you can add it to the whitelist to allow users to access it.

Antiphishing Settings
Antiphishing settings are assigned at policy level. To manage antiphishing settings for a policy:

1.    Go to Policies > View Policies.
2.    Click the corresponding policy name. This opens the policy settings page.
3.    Select the Privacy Control settings category on the left side of the page.
4.    Click the Antiphishing tab at the top of the page.

You can configure the following settings:

  •  Antiphishing - Use the switch to turn antiphishing protection on or off.
  •  Show Bitdefender toolbar - The Bitdefender toolbar informs users about the security rating of the web pages they are viewing. The Bitdefender toolbar is not your typical browser toolbar. The only thing it adds to the browser is a small dragger  at the top of every web page. Clicking the dragger opens the toolbar.

Depending on how Bitdefender classifies the web page, one of the following ratings is displayed on the left side of the toolbar:

-    The message "This page is not safe" appears on a red background.
-    The message "Caution is advised" appears on an orange background.
-    The message "This page is safe" appears on a green background.

  • Search Advisor - Search advisor rates the results of Google, Bing and Yahoo! searches, as well as links from Facebook and Twitter, by placing an icon in front of every result. Icons used and their meaning:

  You should not visit this web page.
    This web page may contain dangerous content. Exercise caution if you decide to visit it.
  This is a safe page to visit.

  • Protection against fraud - Select this option if you want to extend protection to other types of scams besides web site forgery (spoofing). These sites do not assume false identities, but instead try to pose as legitimate businesses and make a profit by tricking people into various scams such as:

-    Purchase frauds - Online vendors who don’t actually deliver the advertised products.
-    Financial frauds - Such as those originating from false financial institutions.
-    Get-rich-quick scams - Such as Ponzi schemes, work-at-home schemes or other “business-opportunity” schemes.
-    Internet marketing frauds - Malicious sites that harvest credit card information under various pretexts such as age verification or by selling dubious health products.
-    Click frauds - Sites that deceive visitors into clicking links that lead to different destinations than the ones advertised.
-    Unethical dissemination - Domains that have been promoted using spam, blog comment spam, click frauds, social media scams or other dishonest methods.

  • Protection against phishing - Keep this option selected to protect users against web site forgery (spoofing). This option blocks access to malicious web sites attempting to impersonate legitimate ones for fraudulent reasons such as collecting user credentials or credit card information.
  • Whitelist - You can create a list of websites that will not be scanned by the Bitdefender Antiphishing engines. The list should contain only websites you fully trust.

To add a website to the whitelist, enter its address in the corresponding field and click the  Add button. To remove a website from the list, click the corresponding  Remove button.

You may have to restart your browser for your antiphishing settings to take effect.

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