Google AdSense in RSS Feeds

Via Scoble: Robert McLaws is testing a new Google system that will embed AdSense ads into RSS feeds. I wrote about the need for such a service back in November.

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Multiple Personality Phishing

Most phishing attacks are fairly sophisticated… but sometimes we see attacks from people who obviously don’t have the foggiest idea what they are doing. I appreciate the comic relief!

Take this email which found its way into my inbox this morning:

Dear client of Regions Bank,

Technical services of the Regions Bank are carrying out a planned software upgrade. We earnestly ask you to visit the following link to start the procedure of confirmation on customers data.

To get started, please click the link below:

The target is Regions Bank, right? Not so fast. Check out the link that you are expected to click.

http://charteronebank.web.aplus.net/http://www.wamu.com/index.html

The URL is disguising itself as both Charter One (charteronebank) and Washington Mutual (www.wamu.com). The landing page – which is down at the time of this post – is actually spoofing Regions Bank. This attacker must have been absent the day they covered the "pick a target and stick to it" lesson at phishing college.