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RE: The ultimate solution to phising
From: "Sean Crawford" <sean01 () accnet com au>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 09:58:46 +1100
--------->Stian Ovrevage [sovrevage () gmail com] wrote..
---> 1. The solution to phising?
---> With firm believe of a world of forgiveness,
---> and awareness of the risk of total ridicule,
---> I propose my solution to phising:
---> Stop clicking _any_ hyperlinks, going somewhere?
---> _Type_ the address into the addressbar of
---> your browser. Don't use your favorites.
---> And never ever click on hyperlinks recieved in
---> /* No-click actually only applies to external
---> sources, but the whole problem with phising
---> is that the average user cannot decide whether
---> XYZ is an trusted or untrusted source, no matter
---> how legitimate it might look. So allowing for a
---> mental loophole of this rule will prove fatal */
Great solution mate but what would you do in the real world of home users
and clueless workstation operators?..
Try and tell Mr. Hunt n Peck not to click a hyperlink...end users are a
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