February 2010 Security Tip: A Phishing Challenge

One of the Computing Services staff members recently forwarded this phishing test:  http://www.sonicwall.com/phishing/

It’s not an easy test. Most of the Computing Services staff that took it missed at least one question, including me. We all thought the test provided some good clues on how to identify a phishing or spam email. Take the test and let me know what you think. Was it helpful or confusing? Did you learn something new?

Since we’re in the midst of income tax season, before you take the test, I’ll give you one hint. The IRS never conducts business via email.


(The test is copyrighted by SonicWALL, Inc. and presented with its approval)