HALF OF ALL PHISHING SITES NOW DISPLAY SECURITY “PADLOCK” SYMBOL

Krebbs on Security on 26th November reported that you were once advised to “look for the padlock” as a means of telling legitimate e-commerce sites from phishing or malware traps. Unfortunately, it says, this has never been more useless advice.  New research indicates that half of all phishing scams are now hosted on websites whose Internet address includes the padlock and begins with “https://”.

https://krebsonsecurity.com/

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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