Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Phishers become even more subtle, especially with banks


“Phishing attacks” continue to become more subtle. Today, I saw an email purporting to come from Wachovia, and saying that random bank accounts had been selected for “audits” and offering a link to log in for the “audit.”

It’s probably a good idea not to even allow hyperlinks and html to show if your email viewer (AOL) allows you to keep this disabled. I don't know how effective ISP email virus scanners for embedded malware (as in AOL's filter) really are.

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