Friday, November 21, 2008

Web of Trust extends service to popular email services


PRWeb Release Newswire announced that “Web of Trust” service is now offered for three popular email services: Google Gmail, Windows Live Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail. WOT checks embedded email links for various security issues including scams.

The link for the story is here.

WOT has been downloaded by 1.9 million users and has information on 20.8 million websites.

Today I saw an email (not caught by AOL security) with a Yahoo meetings logo that, when linked (it was a Yahoo link from India) led to a Nigerian scam offer. This one was bizarre, offering to deposit millions of dollars into a bank account almost immediately. It was one of the most elaborate Nigerian scam attempts I’ve seen, abusing the Yahoo! trademark to look legitimate.

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