The NoticeBored.com blog provides an update on trends in “phishing” attacks on possibly unsuspecting computer users. Phishing, a web security concern, occurs when an intruder “disguises oneself as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication”.
“Sometimes,” advises the writer, “I notice spear phishing where the phishers appear to have done a bit of research, crafting the lure, personalising it around something about me and my activities, interests, social groups etc. … and here the problem gets really interesting.”
So be careful and wary over incoming internet traffic you haven’t seen before. It could be a security trap.