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In a new wave of phishing attacks, companies have been receiving spam disguised to look like it’s coming from the Better Business Bureau. According to eWeek, for the scam to work, the user must click on the link embedded in... Read More..
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In a marked shift from just a year ago, security experts have noted that for the first time ever, there have been more phishing emails detected than emails infected with viruses. According to MessageLabs, in January 2007, 1 in 93... Read More..
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I blogged on here several months ago about Phishtank and their efforts to combat phishing. As the site is reliant on users, where users both contribute potential phishing sites and then vote on their legitimacy, the more people actively engaged... Read More..
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A frightening new type of phishing fraud, described recently by Brian Krebs, is being called the "Man-in-the-Middle" scam. In this instance, an email arrived in an inbox that looked like it was from Amazon and warned that there had been... Read More..
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I hate to report how the bad guys are improving their methodology without immediately offering a remedy from the good guys, but this seems to be one of those cases. As always in dealing with phishing, never, ever reply to... Read More..
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Using the argument that phishing is damaging Microsoft’s image, the company has started fighting phishing in court. A report at ARS Technica says that Microsoft has filed 129 lawsuits against phishers across Europe and the Middle East. As most of... Read More..
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New Phish Finder

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Today I came across an article at Security Fix that seems to me the most common sense approach to counter what is quickly becoming one of the most malicious threats on the internet: phishing. Phishing is a counterfeit website that... Read More..
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This list comes from CNN Money. 1. Patch early and often. With zero day attacks growing along with the number of patches being issued, test and install security patches ASAP. 2. Enforce password policies. While it’s well established that passwords... Read More..
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New Phishing Fighter

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A new anti-phishing site, Phishtank, a service from OpenDNS, is determined to put an end to phishing - which are emails that impersonate legitimate messages from customer-service or financial or ecommerce sites but were actually created to scam you out... Read More..
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Peter Schooff is Contributing Editor at ebizQ, and manager of the ebizQ Forum. Contact him at pschooff@techtarget.com

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