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 [83.98.158.2])
	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>
Reply-To: 
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 
account. 

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

http://www.paypalonlineupdate.com/index.htm?cmd=_login-run 

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. 

------------------------------------ 
PROTECT YOUR PASSWORD 

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)