Tag Archives: Website

Phishing Toolbars — The One That Works

By | April 3, 2005

Last week I wrote in my WSJ.com/AWSJ column (sub required) about the cross site scripting phish I received a few weeks ago (it appeared late because of the Easter holiday.) The point I made in the column is that most of the browser toolbars designed to prevent phishing failed to warn the user of the attack. Some readers… Read More »

Phishing Your Yahoo! Account

By | March 25, 2005

More evidence that phishers are widening their net. Munir Kotadia of ZDNet Australia reports that Yahoo’s free instant-messaging (IM) service is being targeted by phishers in an attempt to steal usernames, passwords and other personal information. Yahoo confirmed on Thursday its service was being targeted by a phishing scam. According to the search giant, attackers are sending members… Read More »

Bloglines Goes International

By | December 1, 2004

The folks at Bloglines, a very popular web-based RSS reader and publisher, will today launch an international version with support for six languages, which they hope “may mark a shift in the expansion of blog/RSS reach and usage, heading down the global internet service road paved by eBay and Amazon, etc.” The new internationalized web site, due to… Read More »

How To Phish Google

By | October 25, 2004

I’ve long believed that phishing emails are just the beginning of a new kind of fraud which is likely to be sophisticated and fast moving. Here’s an example of what they might look like, courtesty of a British computer scientist called Jim Ley, written up at the security website Netcraft. Ley, Netcraft says, “has demonstrated that opportunities exist… Read More »

Are Blogs The Future Of Web Design?

By | July 24, 2004

Have blogs changed our idea of what constitutes a well-designed webpage? I was reading Wired’s interesting piece on guerrilla webpage redesign, where disgruntled folk take the content of a badly designed website and make their own mirror, throwing out the Javascript, cookies, confusing menus, bugs, excessive art-junk for a slimmed down, simplified imitation on their own server. While… Read More »