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How Are Your Phishing Skills?

May 3, 2010

phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. “Definition: Wikipedia.org”

Phishing is a major problem now a days. In my email trainings I stress how important it is to be a savvy internet user and various best practices on how to avoid becoming a victim of phishing and spammers. So how good are you at detecting phishing emails? Want to find out? The folks over at SonicWALL have created a Phishing IQ test. You can try it out on their site.

And if it makes you feel better about your score, I got a 90%. Yep that’s right, I missed one. But in my defense the one I got wrong was legitimate but I marked it as phishing. Better safe than sorry I always say!