Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Missed Connections

I've been a fan of Craigslist's Missed Connections for a while, as any of my friends will tell you. There's something wistful about them, as in a Krystof Kiewslowski film. It turns out that CNN has an article about these kinds of sites, and that there were a lot more than I realized. CNN lists not only Craigslist, but also Kizmeet.com, ISawYou.com, and SubwayCrush.com.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/personal/10/21/lw.missed.connections/index.html

Sunday, October 19, 2008

CNN: Sarkozy's bank account hacked

Not a lot of details, but it's likely a phishing attack, malware, or an inside job.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/10/19/sarkozy.bank.account.hacked.ap/index.html



The French Cabinet's spokesman says "swindlers" have broken into the personal bank account of President Nicolas Sarkozy.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy reported the theft from his account last month, say media.

Spokesman Luc Chatel told France's Radio-J an investigation is under way and insists the incident "proves that this system of checking (bank accounts) via the Internet isn't infallible." He did not elaborate.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Teaching Consumers On-Line Safety Easiest When They Take the Bait


The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) and Carnegie Mellon Universitys Supporting Trust Decisions Project have established a phishing page redirect initiative that protects global online consumers who have been tricked into clicking links in scam emails by delivering them to Web pages that instruct them on the dangers of phishing and how to avoid them. The program was announced today at the APWG conference in Atlanta.


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