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Phishing exposed -- 10 tips in 10 minutes

A must read for programmers and administrators responsible for system security, this collection of 10 tips from Phishing Exposed, by Lance James, will teach you how to prepare for and defend against phishers and spammers. You'll learn tricks of the trade that phishers and spammers use and how to fight back.

To begin, you'll discover how the email delivery process works, including how phishers and spammers take advantage of weaknesses in SMTP design to manipulate and forge email headers and settings. You'll also explore how phishers and spammers use open relays and proxy servers to cover their tracks, and tools and techniques they use to harvest email addresses, bypass spam filters and send bulk mail to your users.

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10 tips in 10 minutes: Phishing exposed

 Home: Introduction
 Tip 1: Email basics for Exchange admins
 Tip 2: Understanding email delivery
 Tip 3: Anonymous phishing email
 Tip 4: How phishers forge email headers
 Tip 5: Phishers use of open relays and proxy servers
 Tip 6: How phishers send anonymous email
 Tip 7: Phishers techniques for email harvesting
 Tip 8: Phishers, hackers and insiders
 Tip 9: Sending spam; phishing tools of the trade
 Tip 10: Phishing email and spam filters

This chapter excerpt from Phishing Exposed, Lance James, is printed with permission from Syngress Publishing, Copyright 2005. Click here for the chapter download.

This was first published in March 2006

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