Msg#: 4547695 posted 12:17 am on Feb 22, 2013 (gmt 0)
Earlier this month, we began using a new technology called DMARC that makes it extremely unlikely that most of our users will see any email pretending to be from a Twitter.com address. DMARC is a relatively new security protocol created by a group of organizations to help reduce the potential for email-based abuse.Twitter Uses DMARC to Act Against Email Phishing For User Passwords [blog.twitter.com]
Msg#: 4547695 posted 2:16 pm on Feb 22, 2013 (gmt 0)
thanks for sharing this, engine. I really feel there should be a greater PSA effort by all of these social and email sites to better educate unsuspecting users.
Personally, I think it could be one simple slide: NEVER click on a link in an email or on a social network that makes you login. Rather, always go directly to the site and look for the alleged message, friend invite, etc."
By following this rule I have done a pretty good job protecting my passwords. What are some of the rules of thumb other savvy webmasters and members in here use?
Msg#: 4547695 posted 4:13 pm on Feb 25, 2013 (gmt 0)
"What are some of the rules of thumb other savvy webmasters and members in here use?"
If I'm less than 100% sure of the validity of any email, I always hover over embedded links to see what they point to before actually clicking on them. Unless they're doing something sneaky with close misspellings (or 1 vs. l), it's usually quite obvious.