Friday, 13 July 2007

Lloyds TSB Phish

PadlockPhishing scams are becoming more sophisticated. Doesn't this graphic of a padlock make you feel secure? No? Good. It appears on a "security" email I received today, allegedly from the "Online Banking Security Team, Lloyds TSB Internet Banking". It wants me to "Please click on
https://online.lloydstsb.co.uk/customer.ibc"
to verify my details. The real web address is:
http://rio-bg.com/gallary/admin/online.lloydstsb (etc).
To find out if a hyperlink is genuine, right click on it and select Copy Shortcut, then do another right click to paste the copy into NotePad or whatever text editor you use. Then you see the real address. If it differs from the visible hyperlink, you can bet the sender is a criminal.

4 Comments:

At 13/7/07, Blogger jafabrit said...

great tip.

 
At 14/7/07, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Thanks, Jafabrit. I never know whether I'm being patronising when I post a tip like this. If one person learns something new, it was worth the risk.

 
At 15/7/07, Blogger jafabrit said...

British worry far too much about coming off patronizing.

 
At 15/7/07, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Maybe that's because we are patronizing!

 

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