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Say hello to anti-phishing Phil

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in the US have come up with a neat way of publicising the problem of phishing emails - a game called Anti-Phishing Phil.

The game (opens in new tab)features a cartoon fish named Phil and allows users to choose what action to take when confronted with various Web site addresses.

Using the game, University officials says that players are taught how how to identify phishing URLs and where to look for cues in their Web browsers. They can then make their choices based on the information given before each round.

Anti-Phishing Phil was developed by members of the University's Usable Privacy and Security Lab., along with funding from the US National Science Foundation (opens in new tab) (the Cyber Trust initiative) and ARO/CyLab.

You can play Anti-Phishing Phil here... (opens in new tab)