Pissing, fishing, phishing

They are all the same. They stinks.

Pissing – I don’t need to explain, right?

Fishing – Your hands get dirty with stinking fishes and worms, right?

Phishing – Same thing as above.

These morons go around trying to cheat old, white hair grandma who are virgins to the world of emails and computers. They will tell grandmas that ‘oh, someone is trying to steal your money in the bank. Quick, go change your password’

Then, poor poor grannies will do it and whaddaya know, she went into the big bad wolf house and got eaten.

So, beware of phishing.

Damn, I dunno how many phishing mails I got lately. That goes something like ‘Your Paypal account yadda yadda yadda, you better change your password yadda yadda’ Yeah, right as if I have a lot of money in Paypal. Don’t rub it in, ok? I have only one Paypal account and it is as dry as a menopaused woman.

So, be warned about phishing and also do not use the same password for every single one of your email, forum, message board or any electronic transaction. I had warned my forum members about this matter recently. Which I would like to put on record again – As the administrator and owner of the phpBB board, I do NOT possess their passwords because I cannot ‘see’ it. It is not listed for my eyes. (I received too many ‘I lost my password, can you give me? requests.)

BTW, this community message is meant for grannies. So, techie boys and girls, do add in your dua sens if you have any. We will appreciate that.

8 Replies to “Pissing, fishing, phishing”

  1. LOL…don’t scare yourself yet. Menopaused women not always be dry as your account! As for phishing, of course the grannies who can use internet banking, read emails, use atms should be educated enough to know…if not let’s hope they read this. Somehow I don’t think victims are limited to grannies alone….

  2. Ladies & gentlemen. If u r worried they cheat u thru an invalid website, just email me your user id & password. I’ll help out as much as I can.

  3. In computing, we call it social engineering. 🙂 It is a method to play with human psychology. People who tricks other reveal senstive information is call “social engineer”. 😉

    Btw, you must warn the user NOT TO open any link from the email redirect you to the login screen. Always, these link will direct you to a bogus page(because of the browser weakness), if you key in your login and password using the email case, it is gone case.

  4. You know what moo? I copy paste the URL and want to see what they are offering. They provided a form which says exactly what you said. They say it is NOT safe to use the email. So, they gave a form to fill in including the credit card number, expiry and etc. And a toll free fax number to fax to. I wonder how many poor guys are going to be conned!

  5. Lilian

    Thank you for bringing up this subject i.e. phishing. A lot of people got conned from this technique. My credible advice (i am working in this line–membenteras jenayah pelaburan)is to call the relevant authorities for e.g. BNM, SC

  6. To rub more salt on the issue : because user rarely update their browser. Similar to the “grandfather” worm issue, some very old exploit still works.

    That the following URL as example
    http://www%2Emicrosoft%2Ecom%01%00@secunia.com/advisories/10395/

    If you didn’t patch your IE browser, you will see http://www.microsoft.com appear in your address bar. Actually the URL is pointing to secunia.com. If you patch your browser, the spoof exploit will not work.

    If want to play all sort of tricks, you can learn it from
    http://www.secunia.com/

    Type “spoof” into the search box. Voila.
    😉

  7. moo – I get a pop up asking me if I secunia is the site I want to visit. You are dangerous, man. You know so much. LOL. I better be kind to you.

    moneyminded – Yeah, their emails are so authentic looking. I got it from Paypal, Citibank, etc

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