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Cyber Expert gets Phished

posted Nov 13, 2014, 7:26 AM by Craig Cox   [ updated Nov 13, 2014, 7:26 AM ]
It can happen to anyone, even experts.  I dread the day it happens to me.  But an expert at OpenDNS writes about falling for a phishing scam, and offers familiar tips for avoiding the scams.  If you've sat through the ID Theft seminar, the ideas here will not be new; but it's a good reminder, and it's reworded.

I also learned from this post about PhishTank, a website where you can see if the link you've been sent has been reported as a phishing site.  (You can search anonymously, but you have to sign up for an account in order to submit suspect sites.)  PhishTank is owned and operated by OpenDNS, but my OpenDNS account did not get me logged in to PhishTank -- they must keep separate user accounts.

If you haven't yet seen the seminar on ID Theft, please contact me.  I'm available to classes, student clubs and organizations, or any gathering of six or more students, faculty and/or staff to present it.  It runs about 40 minutes, not counting Q&A.