Phishing: Why Not? It's Platform Neutral


In my last post, I wrote about an interesting e-mail message I received. Well, earlier today, I got another interesting message -- but this time, something a little different. Here's a partial screenshot so that you get the full effect.......It looks pretty realistic, doesn't it? If I weren't a highly trained professional with keen wits, good looks, and sharp sense of smell (?!?), I might have even clicked on it. Well, it turns out that it's just another phishing attempt. And since I'm getting a little tired of seeing people get "phooled" by these things, here's a quick 101 lesson on not getting fooled by the phishers:

Whenever there's doubt, a good first step is to always check the mail headers. In ~/Library/Mail, you'll find a bunch of mail folders that you can dig through to get to your actual raw mail messages, although there are plenty of other ways to do this. Phishing: Why Not? It's Platform Neutral

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 3rd December 2005 7:43AM