Phishing attacks strike popular webmail sites

Nothing really new, apart perhaps from the scale of the attacks. This one talks about Gmail, but there have also been recent attacks against Yahoo, AOL and Hotmail.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8292928.stm

If nothing else, this reminds that we still have a very long way to go on educating the users to phishing. We also have a big problem with SSL – as David pointed out a couple of days ago, SSL is a privacy preserver, not a security measure – and it certainly won’t protect against phishing.

Andrew Lee

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