A New Sport – Avoiding Cloud Phishing Spam

“What dumb dumbs!” I said to myself as I saw this email allegedly from fellow blogger, Pamela Parker:

When I aimed my mouse pointer at the “Confidential document” link, allegedly from Google, it was clear that the web site had NOTHING to do with Google. In fact, this window came up:

As you can see from the image above, I was being asked to select my email provider. To avoid cookie capture, I went ahead and clicked on AOL.com (later, I also clicked on the other options, too) to see this poorly masked attempt at getting my cloud email username and password:

I’m sure Pamela had nothing to do with this, only that someone was trying to capture email and password information. Beware!

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