Weblog:   Linux Users: Welcome to the World of Malware
Subject:   Missing the Point
Date:   2004-10-28 03:07:04
From:   DaveCross
Point 1: Linux users are "PC users". It really annoys me when Windows users fail to realise that.

Point 2: Linux users have been getting phishing attacks for just as long as anyone else on the internet. The difference is that we're generally clued up enough to ignore them.

Point 3: I didn't see the email but I assume it was HTML email that contained a link to download the "fix". That link would not have been to the Red Hat web site which would have aroused my suspicion and I would have investigated further before clicking it.

Linux users don't claim to have some inherent immunity to phishing attacks like this, but generally they do come from a culture where you are far less likely to click on random links in email or install random pieces of software.

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    2004-10-28 21:16:47  einheit [View]

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      2004-10-28 23:55:00  TWD [View]

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        2004-10-29 07:53:06  unoengborg [View]

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