Sunday, March 16, 2008

No Phish On Friday

I'm sad to say that I have to put a spam protection on my comments. You can still leave comments, but you will have to type some hard to see code letters to post it.

The reason for this is the recent comments that are not really comments, they are phish. I phish is a way of getting information about you from your computer, or of getting you to type some password to get into something that looks official but is fako. Then they get your password and they can pretend to be you. You can get things uploaded to your hard drive that will attract pop up adds and spam. They shop as you and have the stuff sent to their house.

These are usually computer generated so they can send out hundreds or thousands without sitting at the keyboard all day and all night.

When you see the distorted characters that you have to type into the box, that prevents the computer generated phish and spam from using it. Computers have a much harder time recognizing characters that don't look quite right.

I'm sorry to have to do it, but....... I don't like phish.

And if you see a comment that is odd AND has a link, DON'T KLIK ON IT!!

Here is my ETSY Mini:

1 comment:

Stitchety Grub said...

Hi Cara
Your jacket looks great so far ... I am looking forward to seeing it when it's finished
Britt West Aus :D