Get Safe but Not Online

The clearing banks, according to APACS, are suffering from the growing problem of online banking fraud fraud. This doubled in 2005, hitting £23.2m, due to the rise in email phishing scams. And last year internet, phone and mail-order transactions - and card-not-present fraud - rose by 21 per cent to £183.2m.

In the light of Barclays Bank announcement that it is to give customers antivirus software in a bid to stop the growth in fraud Silicon.com asks if this will really be an effective measure agaist the threat of being robbed online.