12/8/2005  Version 1.06 for Firefox now available. Addresses compatibility with Firefox 1.5

What is SpoofStick?
SpoofStick is a simple browser extension that helps users detect spoofed (fake) websites. A spoofed website is typically made to look like a well known, branded site (like ebay.com or citibank.com) with a slightly different or confusing URL. The attacker then tries to trick people into going to the spoofed site by sending out fake email messages or posting links in public places - hoping that some percentage of users won't notice the incorrect URL and give away important information. This practice is sometimes known as “phishing".

SpoofStick makes it easier to spot a spoofed website by prominently displaying only the most relevant domain information. It's not a comprehensive solution, but it's a good start. For example, if you're on the following URL (this is a real, legitimate ebay url):


Spoofstick will say: "You're on ebay.com".

If you get fooled by going to a spoofed site, for example http://[email protected]/ (a "spoof" example used by ebay in their customer outreach),

Spoofstick will say: "You're on"

You can customize the color and size of the SpoofStick display to suit your tastes and make it harder for a fake site to try to “spoof” SpoofStick with a static graphic.

SpoofStick contains no adware, spyware, nagware or other unhealthy additives.

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SpoofStick in the News
Are You Carrying a Spoofstick?
January 2, 2005
What's phishing? How to be safe?
December 20, 2004
Online identity theft: Many medicines, no cure
The Industry Standard
November 2, 2004
New Tools Fight Phishing Scams
September 20, 2004
Fighting Phish, Fakes and Frauds
September 1, 2004
SpoofStick to fight fake sites
The New Paper (Singapore)
July 6, 2004
How to outfox the email scammers
Reuters UK
June 23, 2004
Booming Web Scam
PC World
June 9, 2004
New toolbar add-on goes phisher fishing
Miami Herald
June 15, 2004

Louisiana Times - Picayune
June 9, 2004
Spoofstick 1.0
Washington Post
June 6, 2004
The Phight Against Phishing
Kansas City Star
June 1, 2004
Software to Help Avoid Phishing Hooks
St. Petersburg Times
May 31, 2004
Phear of phishing
Computerworld Australia
May 30, 2004
Phear of phishing
Network World Fusion
May 30, 2004