Techdirt:Security Companies Accused Of Sending Phish-Alike Emails
from the no-wonder-security-is-so-weak dept.
We've been amazed in the past to see that well known banks still hadn't realized that they need to be very careful not to use the tricks that phishers use, such as pointing people to unclear domain names, or anything else that might suggest the email is a fake. Even worse, though, is this new story suggesting that even some top security firms are guilty of the same thing. These firms, which claim they have the knowledge and security skills to protect you, can't even take the time to recognize that their own emails carry many of the trademarks of a standard phishing email, such as masked URLs. Of course, given the recent report that the biggest threat for security holes may be security software products themselves, maybe it's not such a surprise.