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Phishing - Over 90% at risk

Updated on November 17, 2023
By Pete Freitag

A study conducted MailFrontier shows that 92% of the 12,000 people surveyed got at least one question wrong in the 10 question email phishing survey. The study was conducted in the UK.

Over 300,000 people have tried the american version of the phishing test, and 96% got at least one question wrong.

That's pretty shocking for me, but other people I have talked to about it are not that shocked by those figures. Phishing is a bigger problem that I though. Another thing that shocks me is that many large banks have not yet setup SPF records in their DNS servers. If you want to protect the credibility of your email, you should setup Sender Policy Framework (SPF) records in your dns! DomainKeys are another possible solution to the problem - we are using both, and our mail server allows us to sign all outgoing mail with a domainkey signature.

source vnunet - Brits fail online phishing test.

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Phishing - Over 90% at risk was first published on April 12, 2005.

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