Tag Archives: Daniel McNamara

Phishers Raise The Bar

By | April 12, 2004

Phishers can now access banking websites that use an extra ‘keylog-proof’ security layer. For several months phishers — folk fooling you into giving up valuable passwords — have used keylogging software which will capture passwords and user names as you type them into banking and other financially-oriented sites. But these aren’t much use against websites that use extra… Read More »

Beware the phisher’s revenge

By | March 26, 2004

Australian Daniel McNamara, who runs the hugely informative anti-phishing website Code Fish Spam Watch says he was today the victim of an attack on his website and his character, by a phishing email. The email, spammed all around, pretends to be from him and says,  Dear Online Banking User, You should be heard about such called interned scam, also… Read More »

The Maibach Mystery

By | March 15, 2004

Spam, scam, smear or did someone really buy earthenware and a bomb? You may have recently received a copy of what looks to be weird spam: You’ve just purchased set of Maibach brand earthenware on web site cvv2.ru Easy to use, Maibach kitchenware is also famous for its modern look. Our utensils, designed for easy and fast cooking… Read More »

Visual Spoofing And The Art of The Sting

By | February 13, 2004

Here’s a potential scam that raises the bar — and alarum bells — for everyone. It’s already got a name: Visual Spoofing. It works like this (I think): Instead of ne’er-do-wells concealing addresses to make you think you’re at a legit website (say your bank, or PayPal) rather than at their sleazy password-grabbing site — what’s called phishing… Read More »

Phishing and Keylogging – The Missing Link?

By | February 1, 2004

Here’s evidence that ‘phishing’ – the art of conning users into handing over banking and other passwords by fake, but convincing-looking emails and website — may have branched out into viruses and worms. Symantec, McAfee and Sophos have published details of a new virus/trojan called Stawin (also known, because the anti virus people don’t seem to be able… Read More »