Monday, 5 October 2009

Hotmail email addresses.

I, like many others on learning about the thousands of email addressess dumped on pastebin.com duly changed mine - an advisable course of action at regular intervals any way.
There seems to be abit of confusion about how
the addresses came to be available, some reports emphasise leaks as attention grabbers, whilst other possibly more sensible commentators say that the addresses are a result of a phishing scam. It looks likley to be a phishing scam only a few days ago i  got this email pictured right.
So is this a threat to the cloud? It might serve to point out to us that our complacency as users is a major part of the need for development in the use of cloud services. If the main stream media continue to use such events to poke their sales up a bit by causing a panic, or security bods are sufficenttly fearful that they take defensive positions rather than sensible ones it might take longer to realise the shared responsibility.


And in the words of a succinct neowin poster :
phishing is not a site security breach. it's an end user brain security breach.

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