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phishing attempts

Phishing Attempts from Friends: What to do

This morning I received a phishing attempt from a person I know, albeit not very well.  Martha is a church friend, someone that I’ve met on a handful of occasions, but not one that I would expect to receive email from that wasn’t directly related to a project at church.  This morning, though, I received […]

Phishing Attacks — how do I detect them?

{Editor’s Note: We continue our look at Phishing Attacks.  Yesterday, we talked about what a phishing attack is. Click here to read part one.} Phishing Attacks — how do I detect them? While phishing attacks are extremely common in today’s internet environment, the fortunate reality is that the vast majority of phishing attack emails that […]

Phishing Attacks — what are they?

phish – verb “to try to obtain financial or other confidential information from Internet users, typically by sending an email that looks as if it is from a legitimate organization, usually a financial institution, but contains a link to a fake website that replicates the real one.” ~ from dictionary.com In the connected world that […]