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Phish Tank has an achilles heel. Because many users have to mark a site as bad, Phish Tank can be slow. While phising-site makers like to work fast. When they are discovered by the major anti-malware products (Phish Tank included), they will create a new site. So Phish Tank is good, but has serious limitations.
Since WOT is powered by multiple sources such as PhishTank and users, there is no need for this add-on unless you really dislike WOT.
While it is a noble effort to stop people getting fooled by phishing attempts, this add-on can only ever notify people of sites that PhishTank users have voted as a valid phishing site. It does not give a warning on those sites that have been reported, but not validated.
Also there is no way that it can flag up newly created phishing sites, and as a PhishTank user I know that somewhere in the region of 100 sites are reported to PhishTank every day. If a user promptly responds to an email telling them to go to a new phishing site they will see this add-on claim it is safe, when in fact it is not.
I used this successfully with FF 2.0 versions. However, when I updated to FF 3.0 this would neither update to 4.2.2 nor allow you to reinstall it.
Go to the main page: http://phishtanksitechecker.com
then go to the downloads and download it from there. It will then work.
waiting the ff3 version! excellent! ;)
This thing just sits there. It never changes even when other extensions warn you of a potential problem. It also does not like to be disabled. It crashed my FF twice after doing so, finally uninstalled it.
This thing works okay, but doesn't notify you if a site is a suspected phish - one that has been reported, but not yet verified. In these circumstances, the native phish checker in Firefox must be relied upon, making the Phishtank Site checker somewhat redundant, because what it catches, the default filter probably does, too. Additionally, it lacks a professional feel, such as when it displays messages like "Okay, you are going back to the safe zone now".
...when phishtank.com is up. Check the developer's site to see the progress on the newest version which is supposed to tell you when it runs into problems.