Security Companies Accused Of Sending Phish-Alike Emails

from the no-wonder-security-is-so-weak dept

We've been amazed in the past to see that well known banks still hadn't realized that they need to be very careful not to use the tricks that phishers use, such as pointing people to unclear domain names, or anything else that might suggest the email is a fake. Even worse, though, is this new story suggesting that even some top security firms are guilty of the same thing. These firms, which claim they have the knowledge and security skills to protect you, can't even take the time to recognize that their own emails carry many of the trademarks of a standard phishing email, such as masked URLs. Of course, given the recent report that the biggest threat for security holes may be security software products themselves, maybe it's not such a surprise.

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    Geoff, 6 Jul 2005 @ 3:39am

    Barclays Bank lettere

    Have too agree with article. I recently opened a new account at Barclays then received a unsecure email asking me to visit @clearlybusiness.com
    After checking it was original. But no wonder they get phishing attacks

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    thecaptain, 6 Jul 2005 @ 4:39am

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    Seems they have an interest in keeping people doubting.

    I mean if everyone was always 100% certain not to trust any email, instead knowing to go to the url themselves; security companies would lose a good chunk of business.

    What they are doing is keeping people guessing.

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