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Anatomy of a Phishing Attack

Phishing AttackWe look at phishing attack tactics and impact. Who attacked a couple of internet pressure groups earlier this year? Let’s examine the evidence.

It is interesting to read about the public details of an unusually high-quality spear-phishing attack against a low value target. Particularly if you are engaged in constructing carefully-crafted tests of email security services.

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Went The Day Well?

Could localised pattern recognition solve the password crisis?

shibboleths

Getting answers nearly right could be a way to detect unauthorised access. Security shibboleths can detect the right, and wrong people.

In The Great Escape, a Gestapo officer wishes Gordon Jackson’s character “good luck” in English as he attempts to board a bus. In A Book About a Thousand Things, George Stimpson says that during WWII, US guards used the word “lollapalooza” to spot Japanese spies amongst Filipino allies.

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