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Old August 3rd, 2004, 03:21 AM
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bwhahahaahah
indeed, fear my robotic kitten armies!

think about how awesome an army of robotic kittens would be...

Soldier 1: "Ah, they're soooo cute!"
Robokitten: "mew mew mew"
Soldier 2: "Awwww...."
Soldier 1: "... what the? OH GOD its clawing my face off!!"
Soldier 2: "They're so cute yet so diabolical!"

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When a cat is dropped, it always lands on its feet, and when toast is dropped, it always lands with the buttered side facing down. I propose to strap buttered toast to the back of a cat. The two will hover, spinning inches above the ground. With a giant buttered cat array, a high-speed monorail could easily link New York with Chicago.
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Old August 3rd, 2004, 03:30 AM
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I am just a PB ya know.
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Old August 3rd, 2004, 03:32 AM
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Ok, so I open my email just now and OH BOY I have a message from MICROSOFT, along with an attachment. (Virus Detector goes off)

I actually LOL at this.

Dear friend , use this Internet Explorer patch now!
There are dangerous virus in the Internet now!
More than 500.000 already infected!
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Old August 3rd, 2004, 03:37 AM
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Email phishing... there has to be some way to authenticate emails ...
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Old August 3rd, 2004, 05:12 PM
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Email phishing... there has to be some way to authenticate emails ...
There is, Cisco is about to make it happen at the router level.
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Old August 3rd, 2004, 06:49 PM

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Not heard it called phishing before..ussually called spoofing. And you -can- tell its being done, if you look at all the headers carefully.

Of more concern is an email I got from "Citibank" asking me to change my PIN. The link said http://citibank.blahblahblah, but actually lead to a site with no DNS entry- if you looked in the status bar. If you didn't, and clicked on the link you got an exact copy of the Citi website. Even the first part of the domain name was right- but if you read farther the spoofing was there.

Of course, I'm not a Citibank customer..so I KNEW something was fishy. Wonder how many people will fall for that.
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Old August 3rd, 2004, 07:06 PM
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ISTM,
Spoofing would be pretending to be the authority.
Phishing would be trying to steal the info.
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Originally posted by Atrocities:
Ok, so I open my email just now and OH BOY I have a message from MICROSOFT, along with an attachment. (Virus Detector goes off)

I actually LOL at this.

Dear friend , use this Internet Explorer patch now!
There are dangerous virus in the Internet now!
More than 500.000 already infected!
Unless you go to Microsoft's Web Site and sign up to recieve notices, you'll never get a message from Microsoft (outside of Hotmail related garbage).

When Microsoft wants to get a hold of you, they use Lawyers, not e-mails.



Thank god 'Call for Help' is comming back to TechTV Canada. When you needed info from the computer world, there was no better source of help & information.
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Default Re: OT: What Does This Mean?

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Not heard it called phishing before..ussually called spoofing. And you -can- tell its being done, if you look at all the headers carefully.

Of more concern is an email I got from "Citibank" asking me to change my PIN. The link said http://citibank.blahblahblah, but actually lead to a site with no DNS entry- if you looked in the status bar. If you didn't, and clicked on the link you got an exact copy of the Citi website. Even the first part of the domain name was right- but if you read farther the spoofing was there.

Of course, I'm not a Citibank customer..so I KNEW something was fishy. Wonder how many people will fall for that.
Far toooooo many. I almost did late one morning. I was in the process when Pooh Star came in to say good night. I "woke up" and realized what I was doing.

I called Citibank. They gave me an address to forward it to.
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quote:
Originally posted by Atrocities:
Ok, so I open my email just now and OH BOY I have a message from MICROSOFT, along with an attachment. (Virus Detector goes off)

I actually LOL at this.

Dear friend , use this Internet Explorer patch now!
There are dangerous virus in the Internet now!
More than 500.000 already infected!
Unless you go to Microsoft's Web Site and sign up to recieve notices, you'll never get a message from Microsoft (outside of Hotmail related garbage).

When Microsoft wants to get a hold of you, they use Lawyers, not e-mails.



Thank god 'Call for Help' is comming back to TechTV Canada. When you needed info from the computer world, there was no better source of help & information.

$.02 Also, Microsoft NEVER distributes software via email. /$.02
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