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...
  1. share the CommonCraft video on phishing and
  2. encourage my students to play Anti-Phishing Phil.



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