Gone phishingon January 31st, 2012 at 3:11 pm
We have about 15 tech companies signing up to protect our good selves from those nasty phishing people.
Companies such as Google and Microsoft will work with companies like Paypal and the Bank of America to improve authentication. This is so they can detect the phishing scam at source and prevent it from entering the user’s email.
This is a nice idea, but I think it causes a dumbing down in a way that will make people assume that if it’s in my mailbox, it must be real.
I prefer people to use their brains and actually know when they’re being scammed. I know not everyone is like this, but this seems to me that we’re turning more of our good people into ‘click whatever I get’ zombies.
Stop this madness and let people use the grey matter they’ve been given!!!