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Nothing Is, Everything Seems

In my previous A phish called Wanda,  I provided you with a link to a Phishing Quiz, which claimed to test whether  you can manage to distinguish a fake web site from a real one and returned your  safety grade. As I mentioned, it concerned US centric sites (which I will/can  never use) and that crucial information was, in my opinion, left out.  One could compare it with one of those notorious  sites where you can work out the silicon level of some unknown ladies. Not  convinced? Have a look at these three screenshots (double click for more  detailed view) and for each screenshot write down whether you think that it  concerns a fake web site or not. I’ll tell you later what to do with that.










‘Real’  stuff
As you might have discovered, it isn’t that easy to  spot the difference. I’ve therefore come up with a real life example. Below are  two links. Investigate them and try to decide whether these links result in  genuine sites or not. Again, write down your findings.

Link 1


Link 2



  The  result
Now that you’ve done the test, you might wonder whether  you’ve passed or not. Please don’t ruin someone else’s fun by posting your  result as a comment on this web log. Mail me your answers instead, and please  use the title of this web log as the subject. You’ll find my e-mail address in  my Business  Card. You’ve got exactly one week to do this, so hurry up. I will write a  follow up based on the results (which will of course remain anonymous) and of  course give the correct answers.
  VERY  IMPORTANT: the above examples are for demonstration  purposes only. They aren’t intended to infringe the intellectual property  rights or privacy of others or harm anyone/anything. When and where applicable,  things will be destroyed after one week.

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