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Can you recognize a phishing email?

03/09/05 | by [mail] | Categories: computer/tech

Take this quiz and see if you can tell which emails are legitimate and which are phishing. I got an 80%.

If you're using Firefox, make sure you upgrade to 1.0.1, which fixes a flaw that allows phishers to trick your browser into thinking it's at a real site. If you're using Internet Explorer, then you should also upgrade to Firefox 1.0.1.

For more information on phishing, see
Anti-Phishing Working Group
Federal Trade Commission
Wikipedia: Phishing



danny, it’s been a while since ive read your blog. I like the new facelift.

collin [Visitor]http://www.xanga.com/collinyoung03/09/05 @ 10:45
[Member]  http://www.brendoman.com/03/09/05 @ 10:48

I had a 9/10. I got the Chase one wrong.

Henry [Visitor]http://hundiejo.com/03/09/05 @ 10:57

I got 7/10. I mostly erred on the side of caution, though. There was only one I thought was legitimate and was actually phishing.

Kyle [Visitor]http://kyle.brendoman.com03/09/05 @ 14:46

I got 80% too, and like Kyle I was mostly skeptical. Stupid spam…

gringo [Visitor]http://www.whoisgringo.brendoman.com03/09/05 @ 21:55

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