Don’t Get Phished by Ashley Madison Scams!
For those who have been living in a cave, AshleyMadison.com is an adultery website. Its database or 40 million or so customers was stolen by hackers and has been posted online.
See also security topics, particularly All your passwords at risk with OS X and iOS, and Apple Sits on the Problem.
The riskiness of using the Cloud or messaging or things like that for adultery (are people really that stupid, yup) should be obvious to any non-unconscious person. And there are undesirable side effects when (not if) security is cracked, like the death penalty for adultery in some countries, or fodder for a divorce lawyer. The foregoing is true of ALL cloud services: Apple, Google, etc. They will all be compromised: it is “when”, not “if”.
It’s a low state to want the 'dirt', but most people do
Of course plenty of people want to find out if that person they know has been cheating. But what if you get an email purporting to help you check it out, and that email is a phishing scam which might ultimately empty your bank account or turn your computer into a 'bot'?
- NEVER click on links in emails that you are not 100% certain of from a trusted party beforehand. Particularly on a Windows PC, though Mac users are at risk too.
- Configure your email program so that images not automatically load in your mail program (“we’ve got a 'live one'”).
Do you really want to open this payload by clicking on the link from baizetwit.com?
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