Phishing Boat Email
Phishing Boat Email is a Google Chrome extension that offers protection against unfamiliar emails. The text below is both an FAQ and this extension's Terms of Service. USING OR DOWNLOADING THIS SOFTWARE IMPLIES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE. ### What is Phishing Boat Email? ### Phishing Boat Email is a Google Chrome extension that offers protection against unfamiliar emails. ### How does it work? ### The basic idea is that, if one receives an email from an unfamiliar email address, then Phishing Boat Email will inform the user that the email is unfamiliar and tell him/her to either confirm that the email is legitimate or avoid acting on any information in the email until its legitimacy can be verified. ### How does that help stop phishing attacks? ### Skilled hackers will craft phishing emails that appear to be from legitimate websites but are actually from phony email addresses, such as "email@example.com" instead of "firstname.lastname@example.org". This can fool users into acting on instructions or downloading attachments that appeared to come from a legitimate source but actually came from a hacker. Phishing Boat Email uses one's cookies to determine which email addresses one has received email from recently so that one doesn't confuse a convincing but illegitimate email for a legitimate email. ### How do I get set up? ### Go to (insert google chrome extensions store url here) and click install. Currently, this extension is available only for Google Chrome. Support for other browsers may be added as schedules permit. ### Contribution guidelines ### If submitting a change, please submit a pull request that briefly explains your change. If submitting an issue, then please describe which website you attempted to visit (the URL of the link you clicked on will be fine) and which webpage you currently were on (the URL in your browser bar will be fine). Without this, we usually cannot address your issue fully. If possible, provide information on any webpage you had previously visited, the date and time when you experienced this issue, and which operating system you were using. ### Who do I talk to? ### Andrew Zuelsdorf is the repository manager and the creator of this software. You can reach him at email@example.com. Installing or using this extension implies acceptance of the information in this FAQ and this disclaimer: THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.