Phishing Quiz


short for “password harvesting fishing”, is the luring of sensitive information, such as passwords and other personal information, from a victim by masquerading as someone trustworthy with a real need for such information.

The MailFrontier Phishing IQ Test:

We’ve put together 10 suspected fraud emails from our collection of millions-all of them real and all of them actually received by real people like you. Click on the link for each question, review the email, read it, and scroll (sorry, no clicking) over its links. Then tell us: Legitimate or Fraud.

My score:

You got 9 out of 10 correct, or 90 %

The Lone Phone Booth

A tale about a journey to a phone booth. Their mission – to hang it up:

Located deep in the heart of the Mojave Desert, 75 miles southwest of Vegas, 15 miles from the nearest highway, stuck out in the middle of nowhere like an afterthought’s afterthought. What was it doing here? More importantly, what were we doing here?

They wanted to find out why it was busy when they called it at 2am:

That took all the fun out of it. What good is a phone booth in the middle of the desert if you can’t call it just to hear it ring in the middle of the night? That phone being busy brought me down a little bit, kind of depressed me some.