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October 16, 2005

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Athena

There are similar mails purporting to come from your banks or E-bay. The bank scam is a case of phishing, you're asked to click on a link (so no downloads) to update your details. If you do that, you can wave good bye to your money and look forward to unauthorized purchases on your credit card(s).

MaltaGirl

I received loads saying they were from PayPal in the last couple of weeks. *sigh*

faħmu

Or use linux or mac :) But yeah, you never want to open programs that are sent in attachments, not even from good friends, unless you are 100% sure that they wanted to send you that precise program. Also you basically never want to follow links to things with passwords (such as Paypal), most responsible sites will tell you "go to paypal.com yourself, then log in, then check messages there."

I don't know what will be the result of Phishing. Well, the whole email system needs to be basically redone from scratch (in my opinion) someday, this will just push the issue..

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