Category Archives: Phishing

Beware Cloud Services bearing gifts

Last week I tried to access the web site of a company that a few of my former Microsoft colleagues work for and was shocked when Norton DNS blocked my access.  Upon further investigation I realized the company’s site was … Continue reading

About these ads
Posted in Cloud, Computer and Internet, Microsoft, Phishing, Privacy, Security | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

You can’t defeat SPAM when legitimate mail looks like SPAM!

One of the subtle changes in Microsoft’s new outlook.com replacement for Hotmail is that the messages about suspicious mail have changed.  In Hotmail messages are simply described as suspicious, in outlook.com it is now clearly stated that the “sender failed our … Continue reading

Posted in Computer and Internet, Phishing, Privacy, Security | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Tumblr is back on my good side

In a piece I wrote a couple of weeks ago I’d brought up the problem of Tumblr hosting phishing/malicious web sites.  Well after a few days of my feeding examples to Tumblr’s support team, and they taking down the sites, I haven’t … Continue reading

Posted in Computer and Internet, Phishing, Privacy, Security | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Malware or Not?

I’ve been doing an interesting experiment, in a virtual machine on a separate PC with no personal information  at all on it.  I’ve been going through SPAM emails and clicking on every link to see what happens.  It is an … Continue reading

Posted in Computer and Internet, Phishing, Security | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SenderID Followup

I wanted to do a bit of a followup to my earlier SenderID post both to better capture the comments and make another observation.  First I wanted to bring John Scarrow’s comment to the front of the discussion.  John is … Continue reading

Posted in Computer and Internet, Phishing, Privacy, Security | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is Hotmail’s “Trusted Sender” feature more than just show?

One year ago Microsoft introduced a feature in Hotmail that marked mail from a set of “trusted senders”, primarily banks, with a Trusted Sender icon.  The idea was that if mail from your bank was marked with the icon you … Continue reading

Posted in Computer and Internet, Microsoft, Phishing, Privacy | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments