Phishing & BotNets
explaining phishing to a naive user Jan 24 2007 05:43AM
Saeed Abu Nimeh (drellman hotmail com) (5 replies)
Re: explaining phishing to a naive user Feb 14 2007 09:44AM
Lionel Ferette (lionel ferette belnet be)
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Hello Saeed,

On 24 Jan 2007, at 06:43, Saeed Abu Nimeh wrote:

> Hi All,
> If I want to explain email phishing to set of user (novice,
> intermediate, and experts), can I summarize --let us say-- a list
> of 100
> questions that a user answers gradually to find if this email is
> phishing or not? Examples of questions I can think of:
> - does email contain html
> - does email contain java script
> - is there a mismatch between the url displayed in the email and the
> source link <a href>
> - does the email contain misspellings
> - does the email contain an open greeting (i.e. dear customer
> instead of
> dear j smith), etc.
> I was thinking of summarizing couple of hundred questions (or less)
> targeted to novice, intermediate and expert users. I have around 20
> thing in mind, however i was hoping to gt more.
[SNIP]
I'm not sure this would be very effective. If a lambda user has to go
through a hundred items checklist every time (s)he sees an email,
that list will very soon take a plunge in the trash bin. But you
could try to show them a few of the videos at http://www.educause.edu/
content.asp?page_id=7103&bhcp=1. One of the most interesting in your
case is "Bob, you've been phised".

HTH,

Lionel

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[ reply ]
Re: explaining phishing to a naive user Feb 11 2007 11:27AM
Isaac Perez Moncho (suscripcions tsolucio com)
Re: explaining phishing to a naive user Jan 25 2007 10:24AM
Ivan Markovic (ivanm net gmail com)
Re: explaining phishing to a naive user Jan 25 2007 02:06AM
Carl Jongsma (info skiifwrald com)
Re: explaining phishing to a naive user Jan 25 2007 01:10AM
Radu Oprisan (radu securesystems ro)


 

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