Saturday, July 22, 2006

No Phishing

I was suckered into one of these websites once. Fortunately I realized it immediately and changed my login/password on the real website. If anyone hasn't heard phishing (ph for password harvesting) is usually done via email sending a link to a fake website mimicking a legit website. Like paypal, ebay, or a financial institution. One sure way to see if you are at a phishing website is to enter an incorrect password, since it is trying to steal your password anything you enter will be accepted. Things are not so bad to require this all the time, but if you are not sure it might be worth the extra few seconds to get an incorrect password error and then re-enter it.

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