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Identity
Author: Mark Dixon
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
3:58 am

The Thunderbird email filter worked as designed. It recognized the domain name chase.com and put the incoming email into the correct email folder I had allocated for correspondence from my bank, along with a few other emails I had received since I last checked. In apologetic tones, the email message warned of possible problems with my account and then asked me “To confirm your identity with us, click HERE.

Never mind that the link went to kfunk.net instead of chase.com.

I hate that! The smooth, deceptive methods used by phishers are becoming ever more sophisticated. For someone aware of how the Internet works, it is fairly simple to spot a problem. I can view the URL and determine the domain where the link will take me. But for those unaware, it has become increasingly difficult to know which messages are valid and which are not. Phishing radically undermines email as a trusted method for a company to communicate with its customers.

Just another example of how those with evil intent seek to subvert good things.

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