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Fake "Bill Gates" Message Dupes Top Tools

January 6th, 2010 01:00 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

yahoi writes with this excerpt from Dark Reading that might raise sysadmins’ eyebrows about email security, in particular given the big names involved: “A researcher who conducted a successful spear-phishing experiment with a phony LinkedIn invitation from ‘Bill Gates’ is about to reveal the email products and services that failed to filter the spoofed message — and that list includes Microsoft Outlook 2007, Microsoft Exchange, Outlook Express, and Cisco IronPort. … The experiment was aimed at measuring the effectiveness of email security controls in several major products and services. And the simplicity and success of the test demonstrated just how powerful social engineering can be and what little technology can actually do about it, security experts say.”

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