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randycz

Spoofed Holiday web pages

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I have seen Kim's Newsletter alert us about dangers when the bad guys create websites that look like online retailers to steal information. My question: Are they also spoofing the secure credentials also? I mean whenever I plan to log into a website, I do the following EVERY TIME: 1. Verify that it is preceded with "https://" 2. Click on the green lock image (Firefox) 3. Verify "Secure Connection" URL is correct 4. Click on "More Information" 5. Click on "View Certificate" 6. Verify the company name on the certificate and agency. Is it that too many people don't bother to spend 30 seconds to protect their online security? >> OR << Have the bad guys figured out a way to place phony information in the security information? What's the real truth here? Thanks in advance.

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From what I gather, most people don't verify anything but the offering price, if that, and have no sense of how to operate on the web securely.  I personally am VERY careful if the site is not one from which I have a history of purchasing (Amazon, TigerDirect, NewEgg, and others).

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