Thread: phishing test
View Single Post
Old 11-10-2007, 05:41 AM   #3
lapietra
half baked
 
lapietra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: just ducky
Posts: 12,078
Quote:
Originally Posted by auntie aubrey View Post
"if you don't get authenticated in the next 48 hours..."

yeah. that sounds like a professional communication.



i got 8 out of 10 because i evaluated two "legitimate" emails as phishing. however i will say that i disagree with their assessment of #9. they judged the link as legitimate because mousing over it revealed a URL that started with https. this is not a guarantee and it's dangerous to trust that.

last year i received a legitimate seeming email from paypal that contained a link to an address that started with https://www.paypal.com. turns out it was a masked URL. once clicked the URL then forwarded itself to a server based in japan. just mousing over the link and inspecting the URL is no way to guarantee your safety. you should still open a new browser window and enter the URL for the site manually.
yup - I think that's how I tested #9 - some of those took more than just a good hard read Don't reveal any more!
__________________
As long as the world is turning and spinning, we're gonna be dizzy and we're gonna make mistakes. ~ Mel Brooks
lapietra is offline   Reply With Quote