December 2011

GoDaddy Phishing email is particularly well disguised.

Wow, look at how well these nasty organized crime phishing emails are impersonating GoDaddy.  One of the problems with being recognizable as a brand is you become the phishing target.

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We-care.com reminder not malware or virus, mistaken identity

Its actually pretty easy to get an app, software, or browser plugin mistakenly classified as a virus or malware.

Family computers (ones shared by several people) can result in this form of mistaken identity.  For example, I’m a founder of a company called We-Care.com which has a browser plugin for IE, Firefox and Chrome.  In addition to the ASPCA and other causes like Clean Water Action distributing the plugins directly, We-Care.com also convinces some software publishers to offer the plugin as an optional… YES OPTIONAL part of their software install.

So, what happens, one family member sees that the We-Care plugin, costs nothing, generates revenue for a cause (example) and is a great way to give back, FREE.  But because the We-Care software announces every time a cause it being supported other family members get freaked out and think the computer got infected.

When you’ve got millions of installs out there, it’s easy for a few people to get mislead.

The We-Care team covered this issue recently on their blog.

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