Can you spot a Phishing Attempt?

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  1. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

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    OpenDNS put a quiz to see if people can spot a phising attempt.

    I scored 13 of 14 correct and the one I got wrong was not a phising attempt where I said it was. Better to error on the side of being safe.

    Take the quiz yourself and learn what to look for.

    OpenDNS > Phishing Quiz
     
  2. Johngo

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    13 out of 14 here, also. Same thing -- I said it was a phish when it was not...

    I am a NINJA! w00t! :D
     
  3. Doggybags

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    How do we know this link is not phishing?:arf:

    I got 14 out of 14, but I have experience with this. One of my e-mail accounts receives at least 50 phishing messages a day...:frown2:
     
  4. agranger

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    12 of 14. I identified 2 of 'em as Phishing when they really weren't. Oh well... better to be overcautious.
     
  5. goaljnky

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    14 of 14, but then I'm a professional.
     
  6. Johngo

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    AND the second most interesting guy...
     
  7. Person Moved On

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    13 out of 14 also... overly cautious as well
     
  8. Justa Jim

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    I do a google search to see what "Phishing" is and then I'll take the test. :Thumbsup:

    Jim
     
  9. Gil-galad

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    I scored 12 of 14 but realized about halfway through that I should have been paying closer attention to the displayed URLs. I did it again with the URLs as the primary focus and it was a whole lot easier to separate the loaves from the phishes. :wink:
     
  10. Gutterman

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    I got 8 out 14 , but the ones I missed I had never seen before and I would not click on a site that was not known to me , that's what delete is for .
     
  11. Metalman

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    What's wrong with that? I have spent many a relaxing and content summer's day at lake Erie on my in law's Chriscraft. Beer in one hand and a phishing rod in the other.

    Such is life.... Some like to catch fresh phish, others like frozen phishstix......:D
     
  12. goaljnky

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    Pharking right.
     
  13. ScottinBend

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    13 of 14 here too......called one a phish when it was not.

    So the red X marks the one I got wrong?
     
  14. goaljnky

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    Y'all are a bunch of paranoids.
     
  15. 05r50

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    pretty cool.

    That was awesome!!

    I don't know bout you all, but I did so well that they put me in touch with a lawyer representing a VERY wealthy family in Nigeria of all places.

    Because of how well I did on the test they wanted to use my expertise in helping the family acquire the release of their extensive funds from corrupt bankers and politicians in their homeland.

    I feel honored that they would ask me to help. It is so simple, see they are going to trick the bank into giving the money to me so I can give it back to them. All I need to do is send them money from my account to get the ball rolling......

    simple. :Thumbsup:
     
  16. jcauseyfd

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    14 out of 14. Like someone else, I have an account that gets bombarded with spam and phishing attempts. I've actually been seeing some recently that are on the sophisticated side (by which, I mean they took the time to try to correctly html code an email and obscure the URLs).


    Sent from my Galaxy Tab via Tapatalk.
     
  17. Ernesto

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    When I clicked on the link, it asked for Nathan's SSN and password for security verification.. can you send those to me so I can complete the test?
     
  18. Sideways

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    Oh you guys and your phish stories...
     
  19. JMC40

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    I caught one this__________________________________big...man I wish you all could have seen it!! :D
     
  20. iwashmycar

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    14 / 14.

    cake
     

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