TITLE

False Sense of Security

AUTHOR(S)
Lehrman, Paul D.
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
Mix;Apr2006, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the threat on the Internet security. It focuses on the scams done through the net by scamsters who use social engineering as their weapon. These type of scams fall under the category of phishing. It means using a phony but authentic-looking e-mail that prompts one to disclose his secure information to scumbags who will then use it for his disadvantage. A demonstration of an eBay scam is presented.
ACCESSION #
20503155

 

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