Phishy Behaviour Down Under

I don’t really need to introduce this piece from Sam Varghese of the Sydney Morning Herald. It touches on a theme I’ve harped on before: How banks still don’t understand phishing and how it has changed consumer attitudes, and how it must change the way banks approach the Internet. Phishy behaviour or harmless spin points …

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Banking Sites And The Popup

Here’s one of those moments when you wonder whether banks have yet got on online security. The Melbourne Age, reporting from the birthplace of phishing, reports today that customers of Australia’s Westpac bank are getting flummoxed by the appearance of a new pop-up window on its Internet banking page. The pop-up, according to one user, …

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Anatomy Of A Phishing Trojan

Phishing emails don’t need to be sophisticated to lure the unwary. Indeed, there’s some evidence those behind the more convincing looking emails masquerading as bank emails are also behind a spate of key-logging trojans, which use basic methods to fool the recipient into making them active. Australian Daniel McNamara of anti-phishing website Code Fish has …

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