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Old 07-26-07, 10:23 PM
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How good are you at detecting fakes?

Here's a good phishing test set up by McAfee to see how skilled you are at spotting scams online. take it and tell us how you did - be honest!

http://www.siteadvisor.com/quizzes/phishing_0707/

the trick is paying attention to detail
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Old 07-26-07, 10:32 PM
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Old 07-26-07, 10:34 PM
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9 out of 10. Missed the last one.
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8 of 10.
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Old 07-26-07, 10:37 PM
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7/10.

It wasn't to hard, I just didn't understand the technical jargon.
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Old 07-26-07, 10:38 PM
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6 of 10 and the 4 I missed were because I didn't answer either way because I don't paypal, shop Amazon, or bank online. I don't deal with AOL either...
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Old 07-26-07, 10:40 PM
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9/10 here. Amazon one got me...it was pretty small details.

The others were more obvious, especially the ones that were obviously written by someone who wasn't fluent with the English language

"Because of unusual number of invalid login attempts on you account, we had belive that, their might be some security problem on you account. So we have dedicted to put an extra verification process"

NICE TRY NIGERIA!

Also, look at URLs... look for https instead of just http to indicate a secure site.
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Old 07-26-07, 10:46 PM
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Old 07-26-07, 11:44 PM
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9/10

The Amazon got me also.


"Also, look at URLs... look for https instead of just http to indicate a secure site."

That can be a clue, if its supposed to be a secure site, and the protocol indicates it isn't. But a phisher can create a fake "secure" site, so don't let that lull you into a false sense of security. The https indicates that the info exchanged with that site is encrypted to make it harder for snoops to intercept your passwords and other sensitive info. But the phisher on the other end of a fake "secure" site will still get what he wants.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTPS

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Old 07-27-07, 04:24 AM
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8/10, Bank of America & Amazon. I use neither.
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9/10 Amazon got me as well.
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I think the best way to check, which works in every instance I've seen, is to look at the url. I get paypal phishing emails frequently, the first check is to see if the actual url is something like "http://n00bserver.net/thisisanauthenticloginsite/login.php"

And, while this again only works if you use a secure website frequently (like myself and paypal), often these fake sites will use an old layout of a website. Whenever there are password and other data fields, you can try just entering anything and seeing if it goes. Try entering a message into SSN or Credit Card #.
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Old 07-27-07, 05:28 AM
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I remember reading the best way to figure out if a possibly fake page is trying to phish your password, is to enter any jibberish into the fields. A fake page will just record and accept anything. It's actually worked once when I was logged out of Myspace all the sudden; and a page popped up to log back in.

I put in some b.s. text and then the site went right back to where I was before. (my niece's profile, fyi).
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Old 07-27-07, 05:52 AM
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The 'enter bs and see what happens' is actually a pretty good idea. I think a legit site will reject your nonsense, right? But a fake site, like you said, will just take whatever you put in and pretend like it is valid.
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Old 07-27-07, 05:56 AM
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Not very.



Not very good. I usually have to squeeze them.
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Yes, a fake site will take anything you put in and then usually go back to what you were doing. So, you can put in a wrong password or any other information anytime you feel you're being scammed.
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Old 07-27-07, 07:08 AM
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YOU ANSWERED 10 OF 10 QUESTIONS CORRECTLY
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9/10

I can't believe someone would enter all this stuff because of an unusual number of attempts. I would think that a person at the end of a 1-800 line would have to fix something, not you entering the numbers on the back of your card along with the account number!.

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Old 07-27-07, 08:32 AM
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5/10.. Man and I thought I was intrawebz savvy..
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7/10, and not many people are going to able to spot those little problems on fake websites. Most of the links to them come from phishing emails, so avoiding them is the first step.
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