Personal Technology Web/Tech

Hotmail, Phishing and Missing Algorithms

My brother-in-law got not one but two sophisticated phishing emails in his Hotmail account. Both targeted his Hotmail account. He should never have seen the emails. Where were Hotmail’s “anti-spam” algorithms?

Social Networks Web/Tech

Phishing: From AOL to Twitter (and points in-between)

The act of fishing, according to Texas State Rep. Aaron Pena, can be described as “slow, methodical and patient.” The act of phishing, on the other hand, can be described as methodical, patient and unscrupulous. The first time I saw the word phishing, I did not immediately think of phreaking (hacking a telephone system). I […]