Day: 3 April 2006

Why Phishing works.

A recent study (Rachna Dhamija, J. D. Tygar and Marti Hearst) has shown how frequently people were fooled into thinking that sites were legitimate, where in fact they were spoofs. Research had previously indicated that upto 5% of webusers have at some point given details to “phishing” sites. This particular study used 22 volunteers and…

Official Google Blog Deleted

Searchenginewatch  report on the lapse that lead to the Google blog disappearing for a brief period, when someone accidentally deleted it! Another blogger, on trying to read it, got a 404 page error, so tried to register the same name – and got it! He had it for a few hours – there’s a screen…