Friday, June 24, 2005

Phishing Scams

How can it be that no one can catch the hackers who create bogus e-mails, causing you to leak your life secrets and credit card accounts? In every article I read, the bottom line is usually "There is no way to catch the crooks, because the messages are sent in bulk, usually from masked or bogus e-mail addresses."

Phooey! as one of my favorite clients would say.

Now Zone Alarm and Trend Micro, two reputable software firms, have at least some protection to offer. As always, don't click on links in e-mails you don't trust, and never give your personal information to anyone via e-mail, even if it seems to be from your own e-mail provider.

Check out Zone Labs' ZoneAlarm Security Suite, and
Trend Micro's PC-cillin Internet Security