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

KB5ILY - Travis W. Burton kb5ily at arrl.net
Thu Jan 5 05:00:35 UTC 2012

For me a big tip off is.... The fact that it came through [aprssig].

On Wed, 4 Jan 2012, Rick Green wrote:

> 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
> "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
> temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
>                                  -Benjamin Franklin
> "As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our
> safety and our ideals."
>                               -President Barack Obama 20 Jan 2009

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