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Do online greeting cards need Extended Validation?

Created: 14 Nov 2006 • Updated: 18 Dec 2012
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Fascinating article on how criminals are using fake online greeting cards to place malware on computers. The criminals spam us with mimetically accurate fakes of popular greeting cards' notification e-mails. In this case the card is looking for a unpatched system onto which it can install a keylogger. However, the classic phishing technique of sending e-mails pretending to be something they're not is still at work here.