Pardon my dust

I’m in the process of moving my blog from an old server to this new one, and in the process I’m moving from one backend technology to another (CF to PHP). As a result, the many bits and bobs I built the original site with are going away, and I’ll have to rebuild them by hand. What this means is that the site will likely appear in a rather drab default Movable Type template for the new week or two, until I work up a new design.

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Bad Phish

Phishing has been around a while and shows no signs of letting up, if my spam is any indication.

I’ve seen a steady stream of fake emails that are supposedly from paypal, citibank, and ebay, but check out this latest paypal phishing attempt.

Would you know that was fake the first time you saw it? I’m incredibly wary of these kinds of emails but even this one made me do a double take. If you didn’t fall for it, try out this phishing quiz. I didn’t score perfectly on it.

When even experts like me are almost falling for this stuff, I shudder to think what most less technical members of my family are falling for.

These phishing assholes are getting good.

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