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Re: New Attack on Secure Browsing
From: "Daniel Hedblom" <daniel.hedblom () skola solleftea se>
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2004 07:19:51 +0200 (CEST)

Agreed, talk about dry news day...
Most people dont even know what that padlock is anyway.

Daniel

This thread is simply ludicrous.


JAT> This is Social Engineering, and a damn fine example!

JAT> This is in fact a pretty good fake-out: I'm sorry I didn't think of
it
JAT> myself.

JAT> The obvious use here is in phishing expeditions: people *expect* that
JAT> little lock to be somewhere on the screen, but how many of them would
JAT> think "oh.  it's in the wrong place - it's fake."?  Far too few I'm
JAT> afraid.

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