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Cory Doctorow Gets Phished

June 19, 2010 13:54:02.187

This is useful advice about security:

Phishing isn’t (just) about finding a person who is technically naive. It’s about attacking the seemingly impregnable defenses of the technically sophisticated until you find a single, incredibly unlikely, short-lived crack in the wall.

To be honest, I'm surprised that Doctorow got tripped up by the "Is this you" Twitter/Facebook thing though - that's a pretty well known attack. On the other hand, we all click on stuff without thinking too deeply about it, and url shorteners are a very useful attack vector.

posted by James Robertson

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