Thursday, January 05, 2012

I thought hackers were supposed to be smart.


I just got this email:

Due large number of new members joining to our website we decided to do a review of our members , to see our inactive users.
There before you need to Click Here to login in your craigslist account .
If you choose not to login your craigslist account will be deleted.

Thank you for your understanding.
Craigslist Team



Now even though I taught Dew everything he knows about computers, that does not mean that I am a computer guru. Nevertheless, I caught on pretty quickly that this was not really an email from Craigslist. First, Craigslist would not send an email like this. Also, even Craigslist can spell and they know grammar. Lastly, when you hover over the link where it says, "Click here" the domain name is devildesign.org. C'mon folks. It's 2012. Don't insult me.

7 comments:

The Donald said...

Hey - Dew knows plenty about computers.

Just a couple of years ago we were going out to lunch. He found a red laptop with white knobs in the back seat, and shook and shook that device to reboot it, then tried to log onto the internet on my daughter's Etch-a-Sketch...

todd said...

He knows how to find redhotbottoms.com!

The Donald said...

Credit where credit's due - I think the gag from the comment above originally appeared in a Dilbert strip - at least that's where I first saw it.

Anonymous said...

My computer education involved a TRS 80 model III. Everything after that has me stumped. BTW, I got that same email and when I clicked on it it wanted all sorts of personal info. I wasn't dumb enough to give them my info , although I did give them yours!


Dew

todd said...

It's ok. I already gave it to them. Dangit!

The Donald said...

Todd - that website you referenced @ 7:43 is not the guy who refinishes sailboat hulls...

todd said...

Nope. Different kind of "nauti".