Monday, October 09, 2006

Now about phishing

I wrote a post on spam, praised Gmail and now I get a phishing e-mail that even Gmail couldn’t block.

Whosoever wrote that mail was such a dumbo. It had a glaring spelling mistake. They “tanked” me for my patience :)). Here is a picture of the e-mail with a link pointing to a bank’s website. The link appears to be legitimate and normal at first glance.

And once I hovered my mouse cursor over the link, the real link underneath was revealed. Also, observe the “Tank” right underneath (lolz)

To know more about phishing check this wikipedia page. Until next time.


Ramani said...

I got this too. I knew its phishing but just clicked on the link to see how well they're phishing. But then firefox identified that it's a bogus page and warned me. Nice!

Vivek Sanghi said...

Blog profiles have become such an easy source of picking up e-mail addresses. Firefox is smart, isn't it? Do check out the comments on my previous post. phil gave a link to convert E-mail addresses to some decimal format and use it in the maito: href. Sounds like a cool tool. Here is the link to the post.

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