So.. I got my first phishing email today... with Firefox 2.0 der=0

mhl12

Diabloii.Net Member
So.. I got my first phishing email today... with Firefox 2.0

When I checked my email today, I was surprised to see an alert from the Bank of America stating that they've suspended my online account due to suspicious behavior.

First of all, I don't even have a Bank of America account, and I'm not even over 18. I was hesitating because I dont usually get spam in my gmail inbox. So I just clicked on the link that they gave me out of curiosity. Whoa and behold! Firefox 2.0's anti phishing alert came up. I never even thought that I would ever receive a phishing email but I'm glad that this new feature popped up to warn me. :thumbsup:

screens below:
http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/8334/31098890ju0.jpg

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/1531/31112968mg8.jpg

One more reason why I love firefox. :grin:

Main reason is because it's sexy. :wink3:
 

rare

Diabloii.Net Member
I think I would have figured it out from the

"Tank you for your patience..." near the bottom.

and I dont know if the actual email address was "onlinebanking" which also sounds a bit weird, since the words bank of america aren't in the name either..

also firefox 1 still has the little lock and green/pink address bar when youre in a secure site..altho i dont know if scammers can mimick this too.

but that is really cool how it warns you... Is it worth downloading? I heard some of the extensions from 1.5 wont work with 2.
 

Merick

Diabloii.Net Member
Why are there always new versions of Firefox that my Firefox doesn't prompt me to download? I have auto-notify on.
And whyyyyy can't they show you a page with a list of stuff that the upgrade changed? That drives me crazy. You have to look for a link to a page on another website.
 

Gertlex

Banned
You sir, are a moron for clicking the link.

As to why auto update isn't grabbing this, it's essentially a beta atm. 'Tis bad policy to go about auto installing buggy software for your users.
 

jmervyn

Diabloii.Net Member
mhl12 said:
Main reason is because it's sexy. :wink3:
Um, next time a NSFW flag please? I thought that was going to be a cute nose-art FireFox or anime or something.

And yes, I'm a moron for clicking the link anyways. Regardless, the only thing I find difficult with FireFox 2 at this point is that each tab has a close button - it goes against the Windoze habit and so I'd have to turn that feature off if I deploy it elsewhere.
 

DurfBarian

Diabloii.Net Member
I use the close buttons on tabs in Safari, but it can get dicey when you try to click a tab to navigate to it and you erase it instead. There's got to be a way to turn the things off in FF though, I'd imagine.
 
I use FF portable, so I guess I'm stuck for a while until someone does their magic. But I can't really see a reason to upgrade right now. Anything I really should know about?
 

bg1256

Diabloii.Net Member
ModeratelyConfused said:
I use FF portable, so I guess I'm stuck for a while until someone does their magic. But I can't really see a reason to upgrade right now. Anything I really should know about?
Why portable? Not a critical question, just curious.
 
I keep it on my thumb drive, so I can take it anywhere, and have all my favorites, settings, adblocking information, plugins, skins, etc. It's much better than trying to sync up everything between my main pc, laptop, girlfriends computer, work computer, lab computers, etc.

Wow, I feel like I overused 'etc'.
 

jmervyn

Diabloii.Net Member
LonghornRob said:
Because he's Republican.
No, but because it can't possibly be explained away as being work related... though Donny wouldn't care, as it isn't <his> tax dollars.
 

DurfBarian

Diabloii.Net Member
Well yes. This is where he keeps tabs on Europeans, university students, and other enemies of the state.

And yeah, that image would be NSFW in a lot of workplaces. Not mine, but plenty of others.
 

mhl12

Diabloii.Net Member
DurfBarian said:
ah yes, i didn't really bother to check the release notes so i just guessed which one it was.

Gertlex said:
You sir, are a moron for clicking the link.
why? i really doubt it was gonna crash my computer or anything. That kind of chance would have been more likely if i was using IE.

jmervyn said:
Um, next time a NSFW flag please? I thought that was going to be a cute nose-art FireFox or anime or something.
oh ya sorry... the photos are from one of my favorite fashion photographers. it is really art photography but i doubt that would be a valid excuse at work. sorry about that.
 

jmervyn

Diabloii.Net Member
DurfBarian said:
Well yes. This is where he keeps tabs on Europeans, university students, and other enemies of the state.
Thanks, Durf. You're off the list for a week - just don't bomb anything.

DurfBarian said:
And yeah, that image would be NSFW in a lot of workplaces. Not mine, but plenty of others.
Admittedly, it isn't like some images that I'm aware of being sent through Gov't e-mail by high-level employees (to say nothing of IM chat :jig: ). But taken that we block YouTube, one can understand...

mhl12 said:
oh ya sorry... the photos are from one of my favorite fashion photographers. it is really art photography but i doubt that would be a valid excuse at work. sorry about that.
Not a problem, it wasn't Stephen Hicks or anything... unless there were Al Quaeda messages hidden in her nipple using steganography?
 
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