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Re: [fw-wiz] Linked-in and its Phishing-like contacts optio n!
From: Crispin Cowan <crispin () crispincowan com>
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 04:53:57 +0000

I boycott all social media. I’m not opposed to social networking, but I am opposed to some dot.com monetizing my 
relationships; I do all my social networking via open protocols like e-mail, and having a beer with a friend 😊

I broke this rule once, joining LinkedIn 5 years ago, because I needed a job. LinkedIn was a total failure at getting a 
job, but attending ToorCon and having a beer with someone I met there worked. I deleted my LinkedIn account when I got 
tired of the “Foo wants to connect with you” spam. I’m still getting LinkedIn spam.

Screw social networking web sites. I don’t have a FaceBook page or a Twitter account, and never will.

Funny, I never envisioned myself as Clint Eastwood yelling at kids to get off my lawn, but here I am 😊

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From: Gautier . Rich
Sent: ‎Thursday‎, ‎April‎ ‎25‎, ‎2013 ‎9‎:‎28‎ ‎PM
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Thoughts? I’m wondering why User Operational Security falls under the realm of Firewall Wizards..  Other than that, I’d 
say – They’re not alone by any stretch of the imagination, and plenty of users seem to be perfectly willing to accept 
the risk (or be unaware of it).  However, not much you can do on the firewall side other than turning off webmail 


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From: firewall-wizards-bounces () listserv icsalabs com [mailto:firewall-wizards-bounces () listserv icsalabs com] On 
Behalf Of Mathew Want
Sent: Monday, April 22, 2013 7:30 PM
To: Firewall Wizards Security Mailing List
Subject: [fw-wiz] Linked-in and its Phishing-like contacts option!


Hiya all.

Has anyone else noticed the option to see who else they know is connected on Linked-in? Have you noticed that if you 
click on the outlook button it asks you for your WORK EMAIL PASSWORD!!!!!

Bloody hell! It's not like the job of getting users to not submit this information to other sites isn't already hard 
enough without this!!! The "can't put brains in pumpkins " department must be having a field day over this.

Am I the only one that think this is a touch negligent on the part of Linked-in? Or should I just accept that it is 
corporate facebook, accepts that they have the dame moral fibre and move on?

Maybe I am expecting too much? Thoughts?



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