Phishing for Sucker Fish.
Hey, it's your customers, think of them first and then deal with your IT environment.
Phishing sites have been around so long now it’s almost a boring subject for many.
I published more than 20 articles about the subject between 1999 and 2002 and still today I see the little phishing sites pop up as often as a new .com.
So what do you do about your site being used for a phishing scam?
I thought that might be what would ask and because I’ll be reposting the same old fashioned methods of defending against your local neighborhood phisher.
Remember the rotating file folders? That's one still today a phishing site can’t compete against. In fact, it’s so perfect it’s almost laughable.
How that works is simple, every page load the main sites logo changes its root folder identifier. What that does is allow the older folders to be used as a public awareness banner.
Example: Say you wanted to phish one of my sites that I use this same script in. The banner you copy to make your site look perfect will change locations the next time someone signs into my site or on a predetermined time. What happens next is the old banner or logo location is replaced with a warning banner that might read, “Warning this site is a Scam”.
Can you imagine the look on someone’s face when they thought it was their bank emailing them and the link even looked right but the logo offering instructions on what to do and how to report the site was flashing right in front of the login!
Phishing wasn’t very brilliant in design. Most of the sites used a simple 3 page form. Main page, login page, error page and that’s all they needed.
Read more and view the old code that still today is valid.
Stay tuned this month when I go Retro on the Phishing scams.