Tuesday, November 11, 2008

When Phishing Education Goes Bad

A sad, funny, and frustrating story about phishing education. Don't know if this is true or not, but I can see it happening.
http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/Go-Phish.aspx


Auburn University's CIO sends out a warning to students, faculty, and staff about phishing, and includes an example of phishing in his email. A few days later, he sends out another email, excerpt below:

"In my previous alert, I included the text of a phishing email as an example. Some students misunderstood that I was asking for user name and password, and replied with that information. Please be aware that you shouldn’t provide this information to anyone."



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