School conducts anti-phishing research
The e-mail appeared to be a routine correspondence between two friends. "Check this out!" it read, then listed a Web address.
But the note was fake, part of an online ruse called phishing that has become a scammer's favorite way to get sensitive information from unsuspecting computer users. The catch? The scammers were Indiana University researchers, the e-mail an experiment.
At the Washington Post.
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