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Password phishing on the increase

Be aware that there is another round of password phishing attacks and these are becoming more sophisticated


This particular attack sends you a bounce email and asks you to log in to view the bounced emails, the email even goes so far as to have a header which says “this is from a trusted sender”

The links take you to a tiny url / shortened link which drops you on a page with a generic login form.  Once logged in, you are redirected to the domain’s home page


As always, be incredibly vigilant about any links in emails – check them and don’t just follow them blindly.  If you land on an insecure page or a web page which doesn’t look like the usual login page, be cautious.  Always check that the web page is secure and that the certificate is issued in the name of the domain you’re expecting.

Finally, if in doubt, or if you have followed one of these links and entered your password details online then change your password immediately.


Never use the same password on multiple sites.  If one site is compromised, all sites that use that password have now also been compromised


Use a password management application such as 1Password or Dashlane so you can have lots of complex passwords and not have to worry about remembering all of them.


Above all, be vigilant at all times!

Fido.Net’s team of experienced engineers and management have been working in the internet industry since its inception in the UK back in 1992. Jon Morby, the founder and owner of Fido.Net originally started in IT as far back as 1982, and was one of the UK (and Europe’s) main importers of both email and echomail for the fidonet network of amateur bulletin boards, running the Internet gateway from 1985 through to 1994. Jon Morby - founder of Fido.Net. Although enjoying a successful career in Stock Broking working out of the Birmingham Stock Exchange, Jon felt the real future was in the Internet; and after some persuasion by Demon’s then Managing Director Cliff Stanford, Jon joined Demon Internet Ltd, initially responsible for their Birmingham Point of Presence (PoP) from 1993 to 1995 and then moving to London to supervise Demon’s growing technical support team. By the time Jon finally left Demon in January 2000 he was their Advanced Technologies Manager responsible for managing the development and implementation of the next generation systems which Scottish Telecom (now Thus PLC) and Demon would be rolling out over the next 3-5 years – a far cry from his original days running a support desk of 5 staff! Fido.Net’s senior staff have had a grounding in the Internet with the majority of them having worked for ISP’s such as Demon Internet, EasyNet and other main stream UK Service Providers, as well as some of the first large Internet Portals (including online trading experts The Interactive Investor, and the not so successful

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