Tag Archives: Phishing

Dealing With Suspicious Emails

From time to time, we all receive emails at work that we regard as a little suspicious (if you do not, it is quite possible that your suspicion level needs to be increased). What should we do with those emails? … Continue reading

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Who Is mikemeredith@hotmail.com?

Short answer: No idea! And yes that is my name. We have received a couple of reports of phishing attempts using look-alike names – in this example (which isn’t real), the email address mikemeredith@hotmail.com was used in an email purporting … Continue reading

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Security At Home

As most of us are now working from home, it is time to consider security in the home; because you are working from home, security at home is important to the university (in addition to yourself). Indeed there are new … Continue reading

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Diagnosing a Phishing Attack

I was clearing out some older emails today and encountered an attempt to phish Apple credentials; although this one was specific to Apple, the general lessons apply to all phishing attacks … and indeed more general malicious spam. The attack … Continue reading

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The Latest Phishing Attack

I have just been alerted to yet another phishing attack that works by sending web links via email to a “secure message” (or in the example no words at all). The link of course takes you to a malicious site … Continue reading

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How to spot a phishing email

It claims that there is an important meeting, and contains a link for details.  The email may even use your name (so called ‘spear-phishing’).  However, the link provided leads to a fake website designed to capture your login details so … Continue reading

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‘Phishing’ Emails With Your Home Address

This article is currently being drafted, and will be added to over time. In the meantime, Sophos have an article that goes into some detail about what is going on here. Some key points :- Don’t click on the encrypted … Continue reading

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Analysis Of A Phishing Attack

The following is the analysis of a real phishing attack that we have seen, together with some indications of how a phishing attack can be detected. For the impatient, some of those indicators are listed below :- Are you expecting … Continue reading

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Mail Diagnostics: Getting The Original View

When dealing with problematic emails, it is vitally important to get a proper view of the message headers. Mail clients (such as the Google Mail client on the web) typically hide this view, and only show the interesting headers such … Continue reading

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