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8 July, 2010

Could catch anyone

Ooh.  Nearly been phished.  That's a first.

Well, not really: I clicked a link expecting Facebook (I have an account for work, not private use!), but the unexpected destination offered me free SMS text messages. Sp*m, but not an overt attempt at identity theft.

It does reinforce how easy it is to be fooled: a half-credible message (that someone had commented on 'my' profile picture) induced me to click through without adequately checking – the sender's reply address wasn't even properly masked as Facebook. And, without boasting, I'm fairly experienced, having used email since 1993 and the web since Mosaic later that decade, professionally since 2000.

Be careful out there.

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