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.
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.
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.