Sunday, January 4, 2009
Teaching about Phishing in Two Steps
How do you help folks to avoid being fooled by a phishing attempt?
In an earlier posting I recommended using CommonCraft's video which explains what phishing is. That's a good start.
However, this evening I discovered a good follow-up to that.
Hot Hardware shared news of a phishing scam that hit Twitter. The article also provided a link to Anti-Phishing Phil, an interactive game that helps players learn to recognize phishing URLs.
Playing Anti-Phishing Phil is a very good second step to help learn how to avoid being fooled.
So, when I teach about phishing this semester, I will...