Plinius

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

PL 16/11: Cops and robbers

Filed under: smile — plinius @ 7:32 am

Gmail has a good spam protection system.

But some bandits squeeze through the barrier.  They present themselves as The Gmail team that will help  – “we provide the Ultimate Security” – against the crooks and criminals that roam the internet: unwanted Users and spy wares.

They reveal themselves by their chaotic capitals (Users, Account) and frequent misspellings:

  • Pasword
  • for verification purpose

And by their requests, of course. Send us your password (!).

These cops are the robbers they warn against.

APPENDIX

From today’s mail

Gmail verifyscencses15@gmail.com
sender-time Sent at 08:44 (GMT-07:00). Current time there: 12:17 AM. ✆
to info-support@google.com
date Tue, May 24, 2011 at 08:44
subject Ultimate Security Alert

hide details 08:44 (32 minutes ago)

We make every effort to ensure that we provide the Ultimate Security required for maximum protection of all our Email Account from unwanted Users and spy wares. We do not want you to loose access to your Account since your login information are no longer valid on our database system. Now, the Gmail Account Team need to confirm your profile details below for verification purpose and to confirm that you own this Account:

*Full Name:
*Account ID:
*Pasword:
*Profession:
*Date of Birth:
*Alternative Email:

Note: This email is only for Gmail users (Users should reply within 48 hours to avoid “Permanently Lockup” Account)

Thank you for using Gmail !

The Gmail Team

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