SonicWALL Phishing and Spam IQ QuizSeptember 10, 2009 – 6:50 AM
Chances are that in the past week you’ve received an e-mail in your inbox that pretends to be from your bank, e-commerce vendor, or other on-line site. Hopefully you’ve realized that many times this e-mail is fake – a phishing or spam e-mail. The sender (phisher) of these fake e-mails wants you to click on the link in the e-mail and go to a phishing Web site – which will look just like the Web site of the company being phished. Once on the phishers Web site they hope to obtain your account, financial, credit and even identity information. Of course not every e-mail you receive is a phish. In fact you should expect your bank or e-commerce vendor to send you legitimate e-mail. But how can you tell the difference? Well that’s what the Phishing IQ test is all about – give it a try.