June 24, 2005

Phishing - Just how stupid are we?

I just got the following phishing email. How many people will respond to it and click on the phishing link?
Received: via dmail-2000(11) for blah; Fri, 24 Jun 2005 08:40:58 -0500 (CDT)
Return-Path: <duyen@duyen.nl>
Received: from server01.netbe.nl (server01.netbe.nl [])
	by blah (8.12.11/8.12.11) with ESMTP id j5ODetSO004797
	for <blah@blah.com> Fri, 24 Jun 2005 08:40:55 -0500
Received: from apache by server01.netbe.nl with local (Exim 4.42)
	id 1DloPi-0007A8-Dk
	for blah@blah.com; Fri, 24 Jun 2005 15:40:10 +0200
To: blah@blah.com
Subject: Unauthorized Access: (Routing Code: P501-A11-G090)
From: <service@paypal.com>
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
Message-Id: <E1DloPi-0007A8-Dk@server01.netbe.nl>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2005 15:40:10 +0200

Dear Paypal User,

U need to update ur account once again, u forgot fill in ATM PIN at 
from update, come to link below and do it.

You have added atv1buy5@yahoo.com as a new email address for your PayPal 

If you did not authorize this change or if you need assistance with 
your account, please contact PayPal customer service at: 


Thank you for using PayPal! The PayPal Team 

Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be 
answered. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and choose the 
"Help" link in the header of any page. 


NEVER give your password to anyone and ONLY log in at 
https://www.paypal.com/.Protect yourself against fraudulent websites by 
opening a new web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Netscape) and 
typing in the PayPal URL every time you log in to your account. 


PayPal Email ID PP75001 
Posted by tony at 07:47 AM | Comments (0)

June 23, 2005

Pierceive's Adblock filters have moved

If you use the Adblock plug-in for Firefox, you may already know about this. Apparently the old filters site, http://www.geocities.com/pierceive/adblock/, used too much bandwidth and was shut down by Geocities so he moved to this new place. The filterset is available from here.

Posted by tony at 02:44 PM | Comments (0)

June 22, 2005

TechRepublic's view of XP Services

A lot of places have a list of XP services, what they do and whether you can safely turn them off including Black Viper's site which went missing a while ago. Anyway, TechRepublic has this article available for download which lists XP services, what they do and what can be turned off or disabled.

Posted by tony at 05:22 PM | Comments (0)