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|Bill Williams||Uploaded - 12 Apr 2007 18:36|
Why it is best to always view your emails as plain text.
It's nice maybe to have those pretty emails with logos and backdrop paper textures etc, but its far safer to look at them as plain text so that you do not get fooled by fraudsters.
Here is a phishing attempt I received today. It pretends to be from HSBC and tells me about fraudulent attempts
And here is the actual text of the key sentence:
Due to the recent security upgrade, you are requested to follow the link below.<a href="http://www.manualdirectory.co.uk/menu/hs/index.php">http://www.hsbc.co.uk/1/2/personal/pib-home/</a><br><br>
The RED bit is where it will actually go if you click the link, the Green bit is where it LOOKS as if it will go if you view your email in HTML pretty format.
Revised on 12 Apr 2007
Implemented by Bill Williams (IT)
based on ASP Forum.