[asterisk-users] Phishing attempt
eric.fort at gmail.com
Wed Nov 5 12:52:27 CST 2008
actually you make a good point. I did not opt-in either (at least that I
know of or remember) so this IS unsolicited commercial email (UCE). Gmail
did not place this in my spam folder, so that's by no means universal. The
link that says "visit our website", supposedly digium.com, links
elsewhere. I see thes 2 issues as the major problem with this email even
though it originated from digium servers. The unsubscribe link also sends a
string of likely identifying information to a third party but that's sort of
needed to know who to unsubscribe. The issue here is that it's sent to a
third party that I have no idea who is nor what they do with the data and
that they now have verified my email address as valid.
On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 10:26 AM, Philipp Kempgen
<philipp.kempgen at amooma.de>wrote:
> John Todd schrieb:
> > On Nov 5, 2008, at 7:26 AM, Roderick A. Anderson wrote:
> >> I /just/ received what looks like a phishing attempt for information
> >> about Open Source PBX usage. It says it comes from Digium but all the
> >> links (including the one for digium.com) point elsewhere.
> > Sorry if that message you received seemed unusual or unexpected
> > because of the URL format. You can opt-out at the bottom of the
> > emailings in the future if you wish
> There are 2 problems about that: I didn't opt-in in the first place
> (=> UCE) and the opt-out URL includes phishing data as well (which
> even goes to a 3rd party) so in fact I can't opt-out without
> divulging private information.
> However that's not really a problem because Google Mail puts these
> messages into the Spam folder anyway.
> Philipp Kempgen
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