Just overcompensate

Published November 25, 2008

I was listening to Buzz out Loud, and they pointed out a phishing email scam test. I’m never one to pass up the opportunity to rate myself, so I looked into it. The idea is to see if you can tell the difference between a legitimate email and one that is phishing for your details.

There are ten questions, and each one shows you an image of an email, and you have to make the decision. I scored 80%, meaning I got two wrong. Unfortunately, I did it the wrong way and decided that two were legitimate when actually they were phishing. It would be better to have got it the other way and overcompensated.

However, I do think it’s different if it’s your own email and your own details you’re protecting, rather than looking at pictures. Anyway, have a go at the quiz, and let me know how you do.

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