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The Paperclip As A Weapon?

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I think the attachment “paperclip” symbol might sometimes be better referred to as the “sucker clip”. Simply opening this e-mail (or having my Preferences set to include a Preview Pane [usually the default]) would’ve told the cybercriminals of my valid e-mail address, and put me on a global.. um.. “likely to fall for a scam” list. (Please see Security tip– turn off the preview pane)

May 11, 2009 - Posted by | advice, Internet, Internet scam, security | , , , , , , , ,

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