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Why Some Phishing Emails Will Always Get Through Your Spam Filter

I read a few days ago an article entitled Why Some Phishing Emails Will Always Get Through Your Spam Filter and I can see how we need to be more proactive. This is very important now a days where it comes down to securing our identities or other business transactions unlike how it was before. This does not matter what type of operating system you use. This is a full on problem humans can solve by understanding what they’re reading. For example, I got the following in my inbox just today:


Dear Jared,

Your parcel has arrived at September 17. Courier was unable to deliver the parcel to you.
Delivery Label is attached to this email.

Warm regards,
Willie Bradshaw,
FedEx Delivery Agent.


I knew this was a form of phishing, although it contains an attachment, and I’m not expecting any attachments at all. Here are my thoughts on the above E-mail.

First of all, Fed-ex or any place that sends deliveries to you will not E-mail you with a problem, it’ll be tracked, and you’ll be notified by the company doing the delivery. I’m sure they will not send a zip file such as 00000231244.zip and when you look at the zip file, you’ll find it has an executable instead of an invoice. Also, I just looked at the E-mail address, and I’m sure it won’t ever come from “FedEx 2Day A.M.” <willie.bradshaw@getaquote.com.sg telling me that its from fed-ex.

I aught to know when I’m receiving a package, and it takes the human mind to know whether you are receiving a package, and what web site it may come from. When I received my amazon package, I knew my tracking app delivered wouldn’t track it, so Amazon tracked it for me, and i relied on it for updates, not some E-mail like this.

Fed-ex, UPS, and a bunch of other services uses delivered which is an app that accepts its tracking number and I can track it through it instead of getting E-mail or texts from the site directly. There are other tracking apps around, but that is just one of them.

When I received the E-mail, I was on teamtalk asking what this is about, as I’m not receiving any packages, and none are on the way.

Does this make sense on why this E-mail, although it isn’t phishing, would trigger someone to open its attachment?

Phishing works a little bit different, where someone targets the person by claiming some sort of winnings, or some sort of reason to click on a link in most cases, not attachments. They still can be very harmful, and this is something you need to be aware of.

Lets all stay safe, check out the article, and be prepared to use the human mind.

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Why Some Phishing Emails Will Always Get Through Your Spam Filter was released on September 18, 2016 at 4:17 pm by tech in article commentary.
Last modified: September 18, 2016.


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