Stop Phishing: Websites and Users Working Together 5 February, 2010Posted by paralleldivergence in Internet, Life, My Thoughts, passwords, security.
Tags: phishing, identity fraud, cyber-crime
PHISHING is a worldwide problem. Unscrupulous cyber-criminals, unsuspecting Internet users and apathetic web-service providers: It’s a volatile mix that will always benefit the crook. Hell, if the user is stupid enough to click on a link in an email message and gladly provide their user account details, they deserve what they get!
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Unique and Complex Passwords for Everything 19 August, 2007Posted by paralleldivergence in Brad & Phil, Internet, Life, passwords, security, technology.
When we were children, our “world” was a very small place. Everything that I knew was within a five-kilometer radius of my home. From time to time, I would catch a bus or a train that would take me out of my world, and into another. My little circular world was joined by a line to another small, temporary circular world when I went on holidays. While I realised that planet Earth was enormous, my world never got close to any of it. Then along came the Internet.