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Safe Computing Quiz of the Day

Q: If an email comes to you from an unknown source and all it contains is an alphabet-soup link, what is the probability that clicking on this link will lead to fraud or malware (viruses, etc.) or both?

a) 100%
b) 100%
c) 100%
d) All of the above

You can only fail this test by clicking on a link like this:

bf360c6967f3ACH Network-Rules-Departmentáà [Link Disabled]

Perhaps I should call it Hqiz of the Day...




Just to show you how prevalent this sort of thing is, here is a McAfee site listing multiple versions.

Be careful out there, folks. Never click on unknown links from unknown senders.

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marmoe
Nov. 29th, 2011 08:02 pm (UTC)
The greatest risk to computer security are those users who will double-click onto anything that does not run away fast enough. ;-)
ccdesan
Nov. 29th, 2011 08:29 pm (UTC)
They must have picked up bad habits from clicking on those sheep in Warcraft...
deckardcanine
Nov. 29th, 2011 10:00 pm (UTC)
Ridiculous how many people must fall for it. If a stranger in RL comes by and spouts gibberish (or at least a language you don't know at all), do you follow him around to hear more?
r_caton
Nov. 30th, 2011 10:58 am (UTC)
You mean someone speaking in tongues!??

HALLELUJAH!

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