Saturday, June 04, 2005

Drown the Phish

Cringely proposes an attack on phishers:
If you get phishing e-mail, go the web sites and enter false data. Make up everything -- name, sign-on name, password, credit card numbers, everything. Instead of one million messages yielding 100 good replies, now the phisher will have one million messages yielding 100,000 replies of which 100 are good, but WHICH 100?
I really doubt that enough people will bother, the masses appear to prefer that someone else take care of their problems for them, but the approach has a certain appeal to it.