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[aprssig] OT WARNING: Fake Linked-In Invites Being Sent Through APRSsig List

Rick Green rtg at aapsc.com
Thu Jan 5 00:40:44 UTC 2012

On Wed, 4 Jan 2012, Steve Noskowicz wrote:

> --- Rick Green wrote:
>>   How do you distinguish this from a 'legitimate'
>> Linkedin invitation?
> Hover the mouse over the aparent link in the email.  Browsers show the true URL at the bottom of the window.
> OR  If the true URL won't show this way...
> Do a Copy (right click) Link (may be called Copy Address or Target) then paste into the URL location at the top, but DO NOT hit enter.
   Yes, I know those techniques.  The links in the message actually pointed 
to linkedin itself, not to a look-alike phishing site.

  I guess I should have phrased my question differently, like "WHat was it 
about this message that told you it wasn't from Linkedin?"

Rick Green

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